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Length contraction of particles

  1. Nov 18, 2014 #1
    As an object moves, it is contracted in the direction of it's motion. Why wouldn't each individual subatomic particle be contracted rather than the object as a whole?
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2014 #2

    dextercioby

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    Our current best theories indicate that subatomic particles are having no size at all, thus there would be nothing to contract. Contraction/dilation of space/time is an observer effect.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2014 #3

    A.T.

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    The force fields of subatomic particles are contracted:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Length_contraction#Experimental_verifications
     
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