Projection of relativistically moving objects on a two-dimensional plane, the `train' paradox and the visibility of the Lorentz contraction

  title={Projection of relativistically moving objects on a two-dimensional plane, the `train' paradox and the visibility of the Lorentz contraction},
  author={Edward B. Manoukian and Seckson Sukkhasena},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
Although many papers have appeared on the theory of photographing relativistically moving objects, pioneered by the classic work of Penrose and Terrell, three problems remain outstanding. (1) There does not seem to exist a general formula which gives the projection of a relativistically moving object, applicable to any object no matter how complicated, on a two-dimensional plane in conformity with Terrell's observation. (2) No resolution seems to have been provided for the associated so-called… Expand

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