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CurvedLand: An Applet to Simulate Curved Space

CurvedLand: An Applet to Simulate Curved Space

CurvedLand is an applet for showing what the world would look like with different geometry. It is named CurvedLand in tribute to the science fiction novel, Flatland, by Edwin Abbott, which describes the adventures of a two-dimensional being who is visited by a stranger from the third dimension. One of the central ideas of Einstein's theory of relativity is that space and time curve in response to the matter and energy within them. A curved space...

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