Lorentz factor

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Etymology[edit]

From its appearance in Lorentzian electrodynamics, named after the Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz.

Noun[edit]

Lorentz factor (plural Lorentz factors)

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  1. (physics) The factor, used in special relativity, to calculate the degree of time dilation, length contraction and relativistic mass of an object moving relative to an observer.