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Fitzgerald contraction for a proton in the Large Hadron Collider

  1. May 31, 2010 #1
    By what factor would the radius parallel to the direction of travel contract for a 7 TeV proton, relative to an antiparallel 7 TeV proton, in the Large Hadron Collider?
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  3. Jun 1, 2010 #2


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    Outline of the calculation:
    - calculate v from 7 TeV
    - add v and -v (using the relativistic additon of velocities)
    - calculate the Lorentz contraction
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