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On the Lorentz transformation at the macroscopic scale via a thought experiment

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In the purpose of understanding the compatibility of Lorentz transformation with the axioms of the affine space, a thought experiment is proposed and then mathematically analyzed to emphasize a new mathematical problem.
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Keywords: Axioms of The Affine Space; Length Contraction; Lorentz Transformation; Macroscopic Scale; Relative Velocity; Retracting Tape Measure; Thought Experiment

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 6, 2015

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