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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.
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Relativity
- Reference Frames
- Special Relativity
= Time Dilation
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
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- application/java
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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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R. Salgado, (1997), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
R. Salgado, The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet, (1997), <http://www.physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html>.
APA Format
Salgado, R. (2006, April 18). The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet. Retrieved November 22, 2014, from http://www.physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html
Chicago Format
Salgado, Roberto B.. The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet. April 18, 2006. http://www.physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html (accessed 22 November 2014).
MLA Format
Salgado, Roberto B.. The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet. 1997. 18 Apr. 2006. 22 Nov. 2014 <http://www.physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/java/TwinParadox.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Roberto B. Salgado", Title = {The Light Cone: The Twin Paradox Applet}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 November 2014}, Month = {April 18, 2006}, Year = {1997} }
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