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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: Richard777 on 21/07/2017 16:06:35

Title: Can Length contraction be modified to give a general distortion?
Post by: Richard777 on 21/07/2017 16:06:35
Length contraction gives the distortion of a moving object in the direction of motion. It may be possible to modify length contraction to give a general distortion. General distortion is represented by an angle of deformation.

Acceleration is represented as a wave function. This is also a distribution. This results in distributed force and distributed potential.

Two massive objects interact indirectly by an intersection of their potential energies within a region of space.
 
Can general distortion is represented by an angle of deformation?

Title: Re: Can Length contraction be modified to give a general distortion?
Post by: evan_au on 22/07/2017 02:39:42
In Special Relativity, an object is distorted along the direction of travel, as seen by an observer in another frame of reference. This cannot be used to produce a general distortion.

Similarly, an object traveling at relativistic speeds sees space around it distorted in a complex but characteristic manner. Again this cannot produce an arbitrary general distortion.
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In General Relativity, the view of objects is distorted in a comple way by a strong gravitational field (eg near a galaxy or black hole).
Again the type of distortion is quite characteristic, so general distortions don't happen.
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