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Light Speed! project is an interactive relativistic simulator.
Light Speed! project is an interactive relativistic simulator.

Light Speed! is an OpenGL-based program which illustrates the effects of special relativity on the appearance of moving objects.

When an object accelerates past a few million meters per second, these effects begin to grow noticeable, becoming more and more pronounced as the speed of light is approached.

These relativistic effects are viewpoint-dependent, and include shifts in length, object hue, brightness and shape.

Here are some key features of "Light Speed":

· Real-time interactive viewing
· 3D object importer
· Snapshot exporter
· Special Relativity Scene (SRS) exporter
· Reference geometry
· Independent toggles for the four relativistic effects
· Numerical camera location + target readout and input
· Switchable background color

Requirements:

· A Unix/Linux workstation running the X Window System
· A fast CPU
· OpenGL or Mesa3D libraries
· GTK+ toolkit library

Main features:

  • Real-time interactive viewing
  • 3D object importer
  • Snapshot exporter
  • Special Relativity Scene (SRS) exporter
  • Reference geometry
  • Independent toggles for the four relativistic effects
  • Numerical camera location target readout and input
  • Switchable background color

last updated on:
October 16th, 2006, 23:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Straker Skunk
homepage:
lightspeed.sourceforge.net
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Education

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