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Q & A: length contraction and field patterns

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Most recent answer: 12/21/2014
Q:
If I have a magnet traveling near the speed of light, would itīs EM field contract following the lorentz transfromations? or in other words: does lenght contraction applies to force fields?
- john (age 22)
Santiago, Chile
A:

Yes. However, the Lorentz field transformations also cause the magnetic field to appear partly as an electric field in the other frame.

Mike W.


(published on 12/21/2014)

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