Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 35 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 26

Answer

If a meterstick is oriented perpendicular to the direction of its velocity, it would still appear to be a meter long.

Work Step by Step

Length contraction occurs only along the direction of travel. This is discussed on page 676, and shown in Figure 35.23.
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