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Relativator [blog entry from 2006]

  1. Aug 28, 2014 #1

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    This old blog entry is being reposted here for archival purposes
    because the blog system is being removed.

    Relativator
    (Posted Feb10-06 at 10:39 PM by robphy).


    The Dec 2005/Jan 2006 issue of Fermilab/SLAC's publication Symmetry has a story "Artifact: Relativator", "A circular slide-rule [which] allowed enthusiasts to perform calculations of Einstein's special relativity in a pre-calculator era."

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    There's probably enough detail to make your own, say, as a set of Postscript or SVG pages... or maybe as a Java applet!

    See also
    http://entropybound.blogspot.com/2006/01/artifact-relativator.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/entropybound/36825635/in/set-813626/

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