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|Full description=Light Speed! is an OpenGL-based program which illustrates the effects of special relativity on the appearance of moving objects. When an object accelerates past a few million meters per second, these effects begin to grow noticeable, becoming more and more pronounced as the speed of light is approached. These relativistic effects are viewpoint-dependent, and include shifts in length, object hue, brightness and shape. The moving object is, by default, a geometric lattice. 3D Studio and LightWave 3D objects may be imported as well. Best of all, the simulator is completely interactive, rendering the exotic distortions in real-time!
 
|Full description=Light Speed! is an OpenGL-based program which illustrates the effects of special relativity on the appearance of moving objects. When an object accelerates past a few million meters per second, these effects begin to grow noticeable, becoming more and more pronounced as the speed of light is approached. These relativistic effects are viewpoint-dependent, and include shifts in length, object hue, brightness and shape. The moving object is, by default, a geometric lattice. 3D Studio and LightWave 3D objects may be imported as well. Best of all, the simulator is completely interactive, rendering the exotic distortions in real-time!
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|Related projects=Xplanet
 
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|Keywords=graphics,astronomy,Light Speed!,light speed,lightspeed,Open GL,physocs,relativity,speed of light
 
|Keywords=graphics,astronomy,Light Speed!,light speed,lightspeed,Open GL,physocs,relativity,speed of light
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2003-08-04
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|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Version status=stable
 
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|Version download=http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/lightspeed.html
|Last review by=Dan Munro
 
|Last review date=2017/11/26
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
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|License verified date=2001-08-31
 
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Revision as of 10:56, 12 April 2011

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Light Speed!

http://lightspeed.sourceforge.net/
Simulates a geometric lattice

Light Speed! is an OpenGL-based program which illustrates the effects of special relativity on the appearance of moving objects. When an object accelerates past a few million meters per second, these effects begin to grow noticeable, becoming more and more pronounced as the speed of light is approached. These relativistic effects are viewpoint-dependent, and include shifts in length, object hue, brightness and shape. The moving object is, by default, a geometric lattice. 3D Studio and LightWave 3D objects may be imported as well. Best of all, the simulator is completely interactive, rendering the exotic distortions in real-time!

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Notes

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Gpl2.1

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Dan Munro

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26 November 2017




Leaders and contributors

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Richard G. Daniel Maintainer
Antony Searle Contributor


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:skunk@mit.edu


Software prerequisites

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Required to useOpenGL or Mesa 3D; GTK+ 1.0.1 or later
Required to buildGtkGLArea
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 November 2017.



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