Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-47704
Black, D V; Gopi, M; Kuester, F; Wessel, F; Pajarola, R (2007). Visualizing flat spacetime: viewing optical versus special relativistic effects. American Journal of Physics, 75(6):540-545.
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A visual representation of Minkowski spacetime appropriate for a student with a background in geometry and algebra is presented. Minkowski spacetime can be modeled with a Euclidean four-space to yield accurate visualizations as predicted by special relativity. The contributions of relativistic aberration as compared to classical prerelativistic aberration to the geometry are discussed in the context of its visual representation.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||000 Computer science, knowledge & systems|
|Deposited On:||24 Mar 2011 14:36|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 22:41|
|Publisher:||American Association of Physics Teachers|
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