6. Minoru Harada, Mendel Sachs, Reply to Abiko's Comment on “Reinterpretation of the Fitzgerald‐Lorentz Contraction”

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Volume 15: Pages 75-76, 2002

Reply to Abiko's Comment on “Reinterpretation of the FitzgeraldLorentz Contraction”

Minoru Harada 1, Mendel Sachs 2

1Institute of Liberal Arts, Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru, Hokkaido 0478501 Japan

2Department of Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260 U.S.A.

A rebuttal is given to Abiko's recent comment [Phys. Essays 12, 588 (1999)] on our paper [Phys. Essays 11, 521 (1998)] on the FitzgeraldLorentz contraction. It is shown that the comment is based on a gross misunderstanding.

Keywords: Einstein, special relativity, Lorentz transformations

Received: September 19, 2000; Published online: December 15, 2008