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written by Roberto B. Salgado
This applet explains the principles of Relativity based on Lorentzian and Galilean spacetime. The user can control the boost/Velocity. The applet will display the spacetime diagram for an inertial observer traveling with that velocity. The mouse tracks the Spacetime Diagram's (t,x) coordinates. It also covers topics like the twin paradox, time dilation and the clock effect.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Relativity
- Reference Frames
- Special Relativity
= Time Dilation
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- General Publics
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1997 Robert B. Salgado
Keywords:
Galilean transformation, Lorentz transformation, relativity, time dilation, twin paradox
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Metadata instance created March 5, 2007 by Amin Parnian
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March 8, 2015 by Caroline Hall
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March 6, 2015
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R. Salgado, (1997), WWW Document, (http://www.visualrelativity.com/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html).
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R. Salgado, The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet, (1997), <http://www.visualrelativity.com/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html>.
APA Format
Salgado, R. (2015, March 6). The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet. Retrieved June 30, 2015, from http://www.visualrelativity.com/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html
Chicago Format
Salgado, Roberto B.. The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet. March 6, 2015. http://www.visualrelativity.com/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html (accessed 30 June 2015).
MLA Format
Salgado, Roberto B.. The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet. 1997. 6 Mar. 2015. 30 June 2015 <http://www.visualrelativity.com/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Roberto B. Salgado", Title = {The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet}, Volume = {2015}, Number = {30 June 2015}, Month = {March 6, 2015}, Year = {1997} }
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