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I Does Length Contraction Actually Happen?

  1. Feb 17, 2016 #1
    I read that: "Length contraction is caused because moving objects bend space. And that is the difference between Lorentz's and Einstein's length contraction concepts. Lorentz thought length contraction really occurs but Einstein thought that length contraction is a consequence of bending space by moving objects."

    Is that correct?

    I forget where I read from.
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  3. Feb 17, 2016 #2


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    Wherever you read it from was not correct. Generally, if you cannot provide a reference, we have no way of putting it into context or judging the rest of the reference. This is why we require users to post their references. This thread is closed.
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