Measurement of the Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction
Department of Physics, The University of Arizona, 85721, Tucson, AZ, USA
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Accepted: 21 August 2017
Published online: 20 February 2018
A complete foundational discussion of acceleration in the context of Special Relativity (SR) is presented. Acceleration allows the measurement of a Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction created. It is argued that in the back scattering of a probing laser beam from a relativistic flying electron cloud mirror generated by an ultra-intense laser pulse, a first measurement of a Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction is feasible.
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