Students will learn how length contraction follows from time dilation and the meaning of the gamma factor.
Explains why there is time dilation for objects moving close to the speed of light.
Determining the observed length of an object in a fixed frame of reference using the equation L = L √ (1- (v^(2)/c^(2)))
Recognizing how the perceived length of an object changes as it approaches the speed of light
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Length Contraction.
How does the concept of length contraction affect how objects appear to us?
This study guide gives an overview of special relativity and general relativity: a look at time dilation, length contraction, relativistic mass and kinetic energy, twins paradox, and spacetime.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Length Contraction.