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(special) relativistic effects made clear in animation

  1. Jul 15, 2008 #1
    Heey everybody,

    First my excuses, I'm not a natural English speaker, so there will be some languistical mistakes in my question :smile:.

    Now my question: I'm going to make a C-program to show relativistic effects. I would prefer to make a short 'movie' and then 'convert' it in the C-program so it shows relaticistic effects. As we all now special relativity causes the space to look strange: In the middle of a picture everything will be compressed together, and at the sides everything will be blown up. So the question is: How can I calculate this compression / blowing up so that I can input this in my C-program?

    Anybody knows?

    Thanks in advance!! :shy:
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  3. Jul 15, 2008 #2


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