7F10.32 - Relativistic Meter Sticks

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Relativistic Meter Sticks
Relativity and Length Contraction
Area of Study:
Modern Physics
Set of Relativistic Meter Sticks.

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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