The rod and hole paradox re-examined

@article{Lintel2005TheRA,
  title={The rod and hole paradox re-examined},
  author={H. Lintel and C. Gruber},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={19-23}
}
In the rod and hole paradox as described by Rindler (1961 Am. J. Phys. 29 365–6) ('length contraction paradox'), a rigid rod moves at high speed over a table towards a hole of the same size. A bystander expects the rod to fall into the hole, but a co-moving observer expects it to pass unhindered over the hole. According to the accepted solution as first described in that paper, the entire rod must fall somewhat into the hole and therefore cannot remain rigid when the hole moves underneath it… Expand
Reversal in time order of interactive events: Collision of inclined rods
In the rod and hole paradox as described by Rindler (1961 Am. J. Phys. 29 365-6), a rigid rod moves at high speed over a table towards a hole of the same size. Observations from the inertial framesExpand
Differing observations on the landing of the rod into the slot
In the usual rod and slot paradox a rod falls into a slot due to gravity. Many thought experiments have been conducted where the presence of gravity is eliminated with the rod and slot approachingExpand
A relativistic trolley paradox
We present an apparent paradox within the special theory of relativity, involving a trolley with relativistic velocity and its rolling wheels. Two solutions are given, both making clear the physicalExpand
Towards disentangling the meaning of relativistic length contraction
An attempt is made to elucidate the essence of relativistic length contraction by scrutinizing its various interpretations that appear in the literature.

References

SHOWING 1-5 OF 5 REFERENCES
Length Contraction Paradox
A certain man walks very fast—so fast that the relativistic length contraction makes him very thin. In the street he has to pass over a grid. A man standing at the grid fully expects the fast thinExpand
Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper
Este material fue digitalizado en el marco del proyecto subvencionado por la Fundacion Antorchas y se encuentra en la Biblioteca del Departamento de Fisica de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas de laExpand
Motion Mountain 16th revision, p 238 Online at http://www.motionmountain.net
  • 2004
Length contraction paradox Am
  • Hebd . Acad . Sci .
  • 1961