7F10.32 - Relativistic Meter Sticks

Code Number:
7F10.32
Demo Title:
Relativistic Meter Sticks
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Relativity and Length Contraction
Area of Study:
Modern Physics
Equipment:
Set of Relativistic Meter Sticks.
Procedure:

The meter sticks are magnetic so that they will attach directly to the boards in LR. I and LR. II, and to the white board that can be moved into LR. 70.

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