Title: An Immersive Virtual Environment for Special Relativity
Authors: Weiskopf, Daniel
Citation: WSCG '2000: Conference proceeding: The 8th International Conference in Central Europe on Computers Graphics, Visualization and Interaktive Digital Media '2000 in cooperation with EUROGRAPHICS and IFIP WG 5.10: University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech republic, February 7 - 10, 2000, p. 337-344.
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: University of West Bohemia
Document type: konferenční příspěvek
URI: http://wscg.zcu.cz/wscg2000/Papers_2000/Q61.pdf
ISBN: 80-7082-612-6
Keywords: speciální relativita;vizualizace;virtuální prostředí
Keywords in different language: special relativity;visualization;virtual environment
Abstract: In this paper, an immersive virtual environment is presented which allows the user to virtually explore and experience special relativity, including phenomena such as Lorentz contraction, time dilation, aberration, and finite speed of light. The relativistic-vehicle-control metaphor — a physically based camera control technique — is introduced for navigating at high velocities. Acceleration of the relativistic observer is investigated. Furthermore, tracking of both the position and velocity of the user is considered. A geometric approach to relativistic polygon rendering is described. The rendering pipeline is extended to accomplish the relativistic transformations in parallel. The implementation supports multiprocessor and multipipe systems for fast rendering and the same frame rates can be achieved for relativistic visualization as for non-relativistic rendering.
Rights: © University of West Bohemia
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