ABOUT A CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS AND THE SPECIAL RELATIVITY
Keywords:Classical Electrodynamics, Special Theory of Relativity
The purpose of this article is to bring the basic ideas of O. D. Jefimenko to the physical and mathematical community about the physical explanation of some theoretical conclusions of the Special Theory of Relativity. In this paper, we analyze the reality of length contraction and its concrete effect on electromagnetic interactions. We analyze some relativistic “paradoxes” for the concrete material objects and real physical forces, rather than from abstract viewpoint.
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