The speed of light in vacuum – 299 792 458 meters per second or more than a billion kilometers per hour – is the ultimate speed limit, enforced by the laws of nature. Compared to light, motion in everyday life is extremely slow. But even though we never experience high velocities ourselves, in theory we understand them very well. Computer simulations based on the special theory of relativity make it possible to simply take a look at objects moving at nearly the speed of light.
This is the online version of Ute Kraus: Bewegung am kosmischen Tempolimit – Visualisierungen zur Speziellen Relativitätstheorie, Sterne und Weltraum, August 2005, S. 40-46.
The PDF of the printed version (in German) can be downloaded here from the web page of WiS! - Wissenschaft in die Schulen!
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