Lorentz contraction and dimensionality of reality

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show that the Lorentz contraction of a rod is possible only if the rod’s world path is a real four-dimensional object. This result demonstrates that special relativity does require reality at the microscopic level to be a four-dimensional world represented by Minkowski spacetime.

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Vesselin Petkov
Minkowski Institute

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