# What happens to the length of an object as its speed approaches the speed of light?

## Question:

What happens to the length of an object as its speed approaches the speed of light?

## Lorentz Contraction

The mathematical expression which represents the relationship among the speed and length of an object moving with the relativistic speed with the speed of light is length contraction or Lorentz contraction expression.

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The effect on the length of the object can be explained by Lorentz contraction or length contraction theory. The theory explains that if a body is...

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