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Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity

This concise tutorial from the Physics Classroom explores a phenomenon that is integral to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity. This phenomenon is known as "Relativistic Length Contraction" and occurs when "the length of objects moving at relativistic speeds undergo a contraction along the dimension of motion." This may seem complicated, but the animations included in this tutorial will help you understand this intriguing concept in no time. This a great visual resource to include in class, and is helpful for anyone seeking to understand the concept of relativistic length contraction.


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