Relativator: The circular slide-rule for physicists

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(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

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Actually... I just revisited this a month ago when I was browsing through my files.
 

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