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Gamow's bicycle: The Appearance of Bodies at Relativistic Speeds and Apparent Superluminal Velocities

@article{Nowojewski2005GamowsBT,
  title={Gamow's bicycle: The Appearance of Bodies at Relativistic Speeds and Apparent Superluminal Velocities},
  author={Andrzej Nowojewski},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
  year={2005}
}
  • A. Nowojewski
  • Published 7 December 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Popular Physics
A human creates an image basing on the information delivered by photons that arrived at his retina simultaneously. Due to finite and constant velocity of light these photons left the moving body at different times, since not all points of the body are equidistant. In other words its image represents the body as it was in several different times i.e. it is distorted and does not correspond to its real appearance. The useful experimental arrangement is set and then used to derive the general… Expand

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