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this is my first post/thread, so I'd like to start with an easy one

I've searched the web and I wasn't able to find a satisfying proof of the fact that Lorentz contraction is NOT applied to the dimensions, that are not parallel to the direction of motion (e.g. perpendicularly). It's a bit annoying, because in most of the textbooks it is stated that this proof would be easy. Nevertheless it's NEVER provided!!!

I don't need another first postulate reductio ad absurdum but rather a mathematically consistent counter-argument (if one exists...).

Thanks a lot!

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# Lorentz contraction in other dimensions?

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