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Horizontal rod of length x traveling along the positive y-direction at velocity u. Determine the orientation of the rod in frame S', which is moving at velocity v in positive x-direction.

2. Relevant equations

Lorentz Transformation for length contraction, x' = [tex]\gamma[/tex](x-Vt)

3. The attempt at a solution

I have absolutely no idea how to approach this problem. I have a basic understanding of relativity, and how the transformations work, and I know that the rod will appear slanted, but I am not sure how to calculate in which direction.

Any help understanding this concept is greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: The Lorentz Transformations

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