Lorentz contraction and dimensionality of reality

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Petkov, Vesselin
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The purpose of this paper is to show that the Lorentz contraction of a rod is possible only if the rod's world path is a real four-dimensional object. This result demonstrates that special relativity does require reality at the microscopic level to be a four-dimensional world represented by Minkowski spacetime.