Guide to Special Relativistic Flight Simulators

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Guide to Special Relativistic Flight Simulator Sites

  1. MIT's A Slower Speed of Light game.
  2. Ute Kraus and Corvin Zahn's Space Time Travel is one of the most informative sites.
  3. John Walker's C-Ship is one of the most clearly written and presented sites, and well worth reading through for the excellent explanations. Sadly, John Walker's movies are wrong in one important way.
  4. Daniel Weiskopf and Thomas Müller's special relativistic gallery shows several relativistic fly-bys. The one of Saturn is especially nice.
  5. Norbert Dragon and Nicolai Mokros' View of Stonhenge has clear physical descriptions and simple pictures, again without colour shifts.
  6. Steve Van Devender's relativistic starflight site has correct if rather primitive graphics.
  7. Antony Searle's Seeing relativity BackLight movies are graphically stunning.
  8. Craig Savage's Trip on a light-speed rollercoaster, and other movies.
  9. Daniel Richard G.'s Light Speed! does a snazzy job. It offers many options you can turn on or off, including colour shifts. Requires OpenGL.
  10. Adam Auton's Warp is an interactive simulator with many options, and a nice tutorial. Requires Windows and OpenGL.
  11. My own The Rules of 4-dimensional Perspective show you how to construct your own special relativistic scene.

What's Wrong?

By comparing to simulations from other sites, determine what is wrong with John Walker's C-ship movie.


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Updated 2014 Jan 13