Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Nifty Relativity Animations

Einstein told us about relativity about a hundred years ago but most of us still don't understand the consequences and ramifications of the ideas. This is mostly because our direct experiences do not include the situations where relativistic effects are easily appreciated. This site aims to remedy the situation. There are computer simulations of what we would see if we are moving really fast or living near a black hole, among other things. (A lot of pages are in German, but you can use Babel Fish to translate them.)

If you decide to make a very fast rocket, you should consult this "Relativistic Rocket" page to gauge your resource requirements.

Now, for something completely different, see zany romance novel covers here.

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