# On the apparent visual forms of relativistically moving objects

@article{Mathews1972OnTA, title={On the apparent visual forms of relativistically moving objects}, author={Paul M. Mathews and M. Lakshmanan}, journal={Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)}, year={1972}, volume={12}, pages={168-181} }

SummaryThe question of the apparent visual shape of an object moving at relativistic speeds, as perceived by a single observer, is analysed afresh. It is shown by qualitative arguments that the apparent shape is related to the shape at rest through a combination of nonuniform shear and extension/contraction parallel to the direction of motion, which does not reduce to a rotation even in the case of distant objects subtending a small angle at the observer. The two-dimensional projection (as in a…

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