By You Can Sleep When You're Dead Studios
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Ever wanted to get a "feel" for how Einstein's theory of relativity works? Well this is the app for you!
Welcome to the odd world of Einstein's Special Relativity. This app is for students of any age who have an interest in modern physics and its often counterintuitive nature. Our goal is to help you visualize how Special Relativity work, as compared to Newtonian mechanics. While there are many web sites and books devoted to the math of Special Relativity, it's often difficult to get a feel for how things differ between classical and Einsteinian mechanics--and that's where this app comes in. After playing with the controls, and reading the explanation, you should more fully grasp exactly what is going on in nature, at high speeds, and how that differs from the slow-speed world we see around us every day.
Enjoy the app, and let us know what you think!
What's New in Version 1.01
Updated to take advantage of the larger size of the iPhone 5!
Also minor interface enhancements.
It shows the difference between motion in Newtonian physics and relativity, and provides an excellent visual demonstration of time dilation and how the speed of light is constant for all observers. There's nothing particularly extraordinary or exciting about it, but it does what it's supposed to and does it well.
Finally able to visualize general relativity
Great, easy to understand visualization of just how time dilation works. Thank you to the developer/s.
This is very helpful in visualizing and understanding relativity
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 09, 2012
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 19.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Kundert-Gibbs
- © You Can Sleep When You're Dead Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.