World Science Scholars
10.2 Lorentz Contraction of a Taxi
demonstration

Check out this interactive demonstration, which shows length contraction applied to a taxi traveling at various speeds. Use the slider to pick a speed, or hit start to run through a range of speeds. Notice that the length of the taxi along the direction of motion becomes arbitrarily short as v approaches c. Notice too that the height of the taxi is unaffected.

 



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