Special Relativity: Kinematics

Physics
Summary

Time Dilation and Length Contraction

Summary Time Dilation and Length Contraction

Be careful to note that length contraction only occurs in the direction of motion. For example if the velocity of an object is given by = (vx, 0, 0), length contraction will occur in the direction only. The other dimensions of the object remain the same to any inertial observer.