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Relativity Effects

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Apr 6, 2008 | 11:59 AM EDT

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I made this for a presentation, so I am including a short general introduction here:

Special theory of relativity claims that objects that travel with a constant velocity with respect to some observer behave very strangely. If the speed is comparable with the speed of light, the observer can see that the object has shrinked in the direction of motion. Also if the observer was able to weigh it, he would find out that the object's mass increased. And if the object was moving, the observer would see that the object's time has slowed down. Another observer sitting on the object sees no difference, because the object is not moving with respect to him. It is all about relative speed, hence the name.

In this little Flash application you can toy with the speed of the famed U.S.S. Enterprise and see about the consequences.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

yay science



Rated 5 / 5 stars


I gave you a high rating because you did exactly what you set out to do. A simple example of the the effect of a scientific theory. I found it very simple,very clear (assuming one bothered to read author comments). No music , no flashing lights, no unnecessary crap.

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Calluin responds:

Flash unites programming and visualisation, that's why it's perfect for such things. I'm glad you appreciate it, hope you liked it too :-)


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Wasn't very clear

or fun


Rated 2 / 5 stars


I enjoy that there are those on the internets who would post such informing flash apps, but this simply does not belong on new grounds.

Calluin responds:

Well since it is Flash, I hold on to the NG motto "Everything by Everyone". I didn't expect this to be popular, just helpful (for some people) and fun (for even less people).


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

There is a certain...

Flare about it!
But i do doubt it will
pass judgment. I give
You a 3