Fitzgerald contraction

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Fitzgerald contraction:

see Lorentz contractionLorentz contraction
, in physics, contraction or foreshortening of a moving body in the direction of its motion, proposed by H. A. Lorentz on theoretical grounds and based on an earlier suggestion by G. F.
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FitzGerald contraction

See Lorentz–FitzGerald contraction.
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