9. Stephan J. G. Gift, Length contraction in special relativity is a logical contradiction

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Volume 34: Pages 51-53, 2021

Length contraction in special relativity is a logical contradiction

Stephan J. G. Gifta)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Length contraction predicted by special relativity, requiring that two observers in different inertial frames measure each other’s rods shorter than his own, is shown to be a logical contradiction and therefore invalid.


La contraction de la longueur prédite par la relativité restreinte exigeant que deux observateurs dans des cadres inertiels différents mesurent les tiges de l’autre plus courtes que les siens s’est montrée être une contradiction logique et donc invalide.


Key words: Length Contraction; Lorentz Transformations; Relativity Principle; Selleri Transformations; Special Relativity.

Received: November 26, 2020; Accepted: January 4, 2020; Published Online: January 29, 2021


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