Is there any rational transformation for the relativistic force?

  • Mohammad Javanshiry Independent Researcher, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Special relativity, Reference frames, Force, Spring, Spring constant, Paradox, Transverse direction


A simple thought experiment is carried out through which it is shown that the accepted Lorentz transformation for force results in irrational anomalies in the transverse direction. A spring, in its equilibrium state, is set in motion and considered to pass under a contracted spring located in the lab frame of reference. Applying the traditional Lorentz transformation, it is demonstrated that the final lengths of the springs, as they meet each other, are measured differently from the viewpoint of two inertial observers.


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Javanshiry, M. (2020) “Is there any rational transformation for the relativistic force?”, Analele Universității ”Dunărea de Jos” din Galați. Fascicula II, Matematică, fizică, mecanică teoretică / Annals of the ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle II, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Mechanics, 43(2), pp. 170-174. doi: