Through the city at nearly the speed of light
Driving at nearly the speed of light? Impossible in real life,
but feasible in a computer simulation: A tour through the city centre
of Tübingen illustrates what we should see when moving at
such a high speed.
Mr Tompkins in Tübingen
Riding along the Marktgasse
Colour and Brightness
Other places of interest
Simulating the relativistic bike ride
Riding the relativistic bike yourself
Acknowledgment, Summary, References
Tour of the city
All movies copyright Marc Borchers.
This is the online version of
Ute Kraus, Marc Borchers: Fast lichtschnell durch die Stadt,
Physik in unserer Zeit, Heft 2/2005, S. 64-69.
The article can be downloaded in
Fast lichtschnell durch die Stadt (in German)
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Date: January 26, 2005
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