Question: A boy wants to store a 5 m long pole in a

A boy wants to store a 5-m-long pole in a shed that is only 4 m long (it does have both front and rear doors). He claims that if he runs through the shed sufficiently fast, according to an observer at rest, the pole will fit in the shed (with both doors closed at least for an instant) as a result of length contraction. Can this be true? Could it be true from the boy’s reference frame? Explain any differences and why they occur.

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