Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction


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Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction

(fɪtsˈdʒɛrəldlɔːˈrɛnts)
n
(General Physics) physics the contraction that a moving body exhibits when its velocity approaches that of light
[C19: named after G. F. Fitzgerald (1851–1901), Irish physicist, and H. A. Lorentz]
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He came up with what is known as the Fitzgerald-Lorentz Contraction, which subsequently emerged as a consequence of Einstein's Special Relativity.
The results demonstrate the reality of the Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction as an observer independent relativistic effect.