Lorentz transformation(redirected from Lorenz contraction)
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A linear map that expresses the time and space coordinates of one reference frame in terms of those of another one.
[After Hendrik Lorentz.]
(General Physics) a set of equations relating the coordinates of space and time used by two hypothetical observers in uniform relative motion. According to the special theory of relativity the laws of physics are invariant under this transformation
[C20: named after H. A. Lorentz]