Foundations of Physics

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 293–298 | Cite as

On the relativistic length

  • V. N. Strel'tsov


The concept of relativistic length is introduced and discussed. The definition is based on a measuring procedure that directly uses a clock and light signals (analogous to the radar method), and it has as a consequence the increase of the longitudinal dimensions of fast-moving objects. Furthermore, the concept of relativistic length introduced here is in logical accord with the notion of distance utilized in relativistic electrodynamics.


Radar Measuring Procedure Light Signal Relativistic Length Longitudinal Dimension 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Strel'tsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of High EnergiesJoint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaUSSR

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