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Relativistic and Newtonian World Lines JS Model Documents

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Relativistic and Newtonian World Lines JS Model 

written by Kostas Papamichalis

The Relativistic and Newtonian World Lines JavaScript model  simulates the motion of a particle in two inertial frames, and in the context of two different theories: a) the Einstein's Special Relativity and b) the Newtonian Mechanics.

In the initial frame (O) the user can choose two motions for the particle: a) a uniform linear, or b) a uniform circular. These choices are accomplished by pressing the button at the end of the text: "Linear world line"/"Circular world line". The left windows depict the motions in the (O) frame, and the right in the (O') frame. The origin O of the (O) frame is moving with respect to the (O') frame along the x-axis with velocity v0, controlled by the user. For the case of the linear motion, the particle's velocity magnitude and the angle forming with x-axis in (O) frame, are also selected by the user. The corresponding values in the (O') frame are given by the output tools in the control panels of the simulation. The clocks attached in every window measure the world time for the corresponding inertial frame, and the particle's time coordinate.

Last Modified February 23, 2021

Supplemental Documents

Relativistic and Classical World Line Theory 

Theoretical description of world lines in the relativistic and newtonian simulations.

Last Modified February 16, 2021

Source Code Documents

Relativistic and Classical World Line Source Code 

EJS source code for the Relativistic and Classical World Line.  Open this file using JavaScript EJS.

Last Modified February 23, 2021

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