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Relativity of Charge Distribution Symmetry

  1. Dec 16, 2008 #1
    Wikipedia says, under HISTORY:


    Is it correct to say that today we would say (a) the charge distribution WOULD lose spherical symmetry to a relativistic inertial observer passing by,due to Lorentz length contraction and (b) the loss of symmetry does NOT apply to intermolecular forces but simply as a result of Lorentz length contraction?
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