*Abandoning the Ideas of Length Contraction and Time Dilation*

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Title | Abandoning the Ideas of Length Contraction and Time Dilation |

Author(s) | Nizar Hamdan |

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Published | 2003 |

Journal | Galilean Electrodynamics |

Volume | 14 |

Number | 5 |

Pages | 83-88 |

## Abstract

This paper demonstrates that including the 3-vector Lorentz force law within the framework of Special Relativity Theory allows derivation of the fundamental relativistic equations pertaining to a charged particle without using Lorentz transformation, and hence without using its kinematic effects; i.e. length contraction and time dilation. Besides that, the invariance of light speed can be interpreted in a way that does not depend on the properties of space-time. Key words: Lorentz force law, special relativity, length contraction, time dilation.