Since we do not daily fly at 90% of the speed of light through a wormhole to our place of work near a black hole, but instead live in a part of the universe that is very well described by Newton's laws, we unfortunately never developed an intuitive understanding of special and general relativistic spacetimes. However, thanks to fast computers and modern computer graphics, we can today simulate and visualize the relativistic effects. This way, though we still may not "understand" them, we at least see them.
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Was Einstein noch nicht sehen konnte - Visualisierung relativistischer Effekte
Ute Kraus, Hanns Ruder, Daniel Weiskopf, Corvin Zahn
Physik Journal, 2002 Nr. 7/8
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