Computer Program Detail Page

written by Craig M. Savage
This web site hosts a computer program that allows the user to interactively experience a virtual relativistic world. It is available for both Windows and Mac computers.

This software is a central element of the project Teaching Physics Using Virtual Reality. It provides a conceptual introduction to special relativity by experiencing it in a virtual world.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Special Relativity
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/exe
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
The Australian National University and by Lachlan McCalman, Antony Searle, Craig Savage and Michael Williamson.
virtual reality
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 8, 2006 by Craig Savage
Record Updated:
August 24, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 16, 2006
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Savage, C. (2006). Real Time Relativity [Computer software]. Retrieved November 29, 2023, from
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Savage, Craig. "Real Time Relativity." (accessed 29 November 2023).
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Savage, Craig. Real Time Relativity. Computer software. 2006. 29 Nov. 2023 <>.
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Real Time Relativity:

Is Referenced By Teaching Physics Using Virtual Reality

The Teaching Physics Using Virtual Reality web site provides pedagogical resources for use of the Real Time Relativity software.

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