Special Relativity 10 - Coordinate Axes and Length Contraction



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Abstract

A discussion of the space and time axes of a moving observer and an introduction to length contraction.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understanding why and by how much a moving observer’s position axis is “tilted in time.”

• Understanding how a moving platform appears to a stationary observer.

• Beginning to understand the cause of length contraction.