Length Contraction Made Easy!

Length Contraction of Relativity

Consider a spacecraft travels at velocity, v from one star to another.

What do We Need to Know?

Spacecraft: The astronaut, O’, with a clock (of O’) will always measure the proper time, Δt_p.

Ground Control: The officer, O, is fixed relative to the object (the distance between the two stars) and thus will always measure the proper length, L_p.

The Theoretical-minimum Derivation

Now, the derivation is as follows:


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