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Light Speed!

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.

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Recent releases

  •  04 Aug 2003 00:14

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  25 Apr 1999 02:16

      Release Notes: Added keybindings, improved framerate profiling, various internal brush-ups and configure script fixes.

      •  16 Apr 1999 01:33

        Release Notes: The much-requested velocity slider has been added, along with the beginnings of international support. Numerous other tweaks and bugfixes have been issued as well.

        •  03 Apr 1999 20:23

          Release Notes: Initial release.


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