FitzGerald contraction

noun Fitz·Ger·ald contraction \ (ˈ)fits¦jerəld- \

Definition of FitzGerald contraction

: a longitudinal contraction that according to relativity theory every moving body is believed to undergo in the dimension parallel to the direction of motion

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Origin and Etymology of fitzgerald contraction

after George F. FitzGerald †1901 Irish physicist


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