Title: Automatic generation and non-photorealistic rendering of 2+1D Minkowski diagrams
Authors: Diepstraten, Joachim
Weiskopf, Daniel
Ertl, Thomas
Citation: Journal of WSCG. 2002, vol. 10, no. 1-2, p. 139-146.
Publisher: UNION Agency
Document type: článek
URI: http://wscg.zcu.cz/wscg2002/Papers_2002/F83.pdf
ISSN: 1213-6972 (print)
1213-6980 (CD-ROM)
1213-6964 (online)
Keywords: nefotorealistické vykreslování;vizualizace;speciální relativita;Java 3D
Keywords in different language: non-photorealistic rendering;visualization;Java 3D;special relativity
Abstract: In this paper, a system is proposed which can automatically generate 2+1D Minkowski diagrams. We show how these spacetime diagrams reveal more aspects of special relativity than traditional Minkowski diagrams and can therefore further enhance the understanding of special relativity. The interactive system is based on Java3D and can be used as widely applicable learning and teaching tool. Moreover, we adapt and extend non-photorelastic rendering techniques to improve the perceptibility of the diagrams.
Rights: © UNION Agency
Appears in Collections:Volume 10, number 1-2 (2002)

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