Lorentz Contraction

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Scientific Paper
Title Lorentz Contraction
Author(s) Tom Van Flandern
Keywords Lorentz contraction, lack of remote simultaneity
Published 2003
Journal Apeiron
Volume 10
Number 4
Pages 7


Lorentz contraction is not a change in the physical length of rods or meter sticks. Rather, it is an illusion introduced in special relativity by the lack of remote simultaneity. In Lorentzian relativity, elysium is entrained, so the need for a Lorentz contraction vanishes.