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Name: Length Contraction
ID: m42535
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Describe proper length.
  • Calculate length contraction.
  • Explain why we don’t notice these effects at everyday scales.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Distance, Length contraction, Proper length, Relativity, Speed
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 3:38 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 6, 2012 1:44 pm +0000

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Version History

Version: 1.3 Jun 6, 2012 1:44 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Changes:
consistency, LO, image cropping

Version: 1.2 May 16, 2012 1:32 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Changes:
initial content publication

Version: 1.1 Jan 20, 2012 7:45 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Changes:
Created module

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