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Provides pictures and a movie that uses ray tracing to explore the effects of relativity.

A complete set of simulations for the second semester of a college level physics class.

This Java applet demonstrates some physical effects of Einstein's Special Relativity. On the left is a graph of "space",... see more

This applet shows the impact of a curved space, in this case a sphere, on the transport of vectors. Also shown is the... see more

This material allows students to explore relativity and time dilation using data on K-meson decay in accelerators. It... see more

A program to illustrate the appearance of fast moving objects due to special relativity. Effects modeled are: the Lorentz... see more

A slide shot (similar to an overhead transparency) of the theoretical basis for anyspeed acceleration problems. For a... see more

A spaceship is flying a distance of 5 light hours, for example from Earth to the planet Pluto. The speed can be regulated... see more

This applet draws a spacetime diagram for the Twin Paradox.

This applet shows interactions between moving charges. It shows with a system of two wires why magnetic fields must exist... see more