World Science Scholars
16.2 Lorentz Contraction of a Taxi

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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