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''A Slower Speed of Light''

  1. Feb 21, 2015 #1

    ShayanJ

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    I just found this interesting game by MIT game lab. It illustrates a world where the speed of light can become comparable to the walking speed of a child by collecting some orbs. So this way you can see relativistic effects directly. I post this thread so we can discuss the game and the effects and maybe the game's accuracy.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2015 #2

    Nugatory

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    You'll find it discussed in some older threads here as well. If I remember correctly, the conclusion was that it is reasonably accurate.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2015 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    The book, "Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland" by the famous physicist George Gamow, gives an interesting exploration of this (among other things).
     
  5. Feb 21, 2015 #4

    berkeman

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    For example, see the Similar Discussions thread listing at the bottom of your thread page... :smile:
     
  6. Feb 21, 2015 #5

    Nugatory

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    :blushing:
     
  7. May 24, 2015 #6

    Borg

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    I just found the same game while looking up something for another thread. I was going to post on PF about it but a Google search showed me that you beat me to it by a few months. :oldsmile: Looks interesting.
     
  8. May 24, 2015 #7
    s/interesting/inaccurate/ I think ;)

    BTW the "game" in the OP hasn't been updated for two years. I think they wanted to drum up some sort of community by calling it "Open Source", but unfortunately they built it atop the closed-source and proprietary Unity game framework. Fail.
     
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