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Looking for an equation?

  1. Dec 7, 2009 #1
    I need an equation to find to what extent bodies stretch or compress reaching relativistic speeds. Thank you:)
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  3. Dec 7, 2009 #2


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    The Lorentz contraction:


    Where gamma is the Lorentz factor:

    [tex]\gamma = \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}}[/tex]
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