# Contraction(2)

An affine transformation of the plane under which each point is shifted towards the x-axis, parallel to the y-axis, by a distance proportional to its ordinate. In a Cartesian coordinate system a contraction is given by the relations

$$x'=x,\quad y'=ky,\quad k>0.$$

A contraction of space towards the $xy$-plane, parallel to the $z$-axis, is given by the relations

$$x'=x,\quad y'=y,\quad z'=kz,\quad k>0.$$