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Behaviour of measuring rods

  1. May 31, 2008 #1
    Apparently a moving rod shrinks. What are the measurements of two moving parallel train tracks?(2 vertical tracks moving horizontally)
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  3. May 31, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Things are measured to "shrink" only parallel to their direction of motion. So the tracks will get thinner.
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