Using Three-Dimensional Spacetime Diagrams in Special Relativity

The three-dimensional spacetime diagrams below are used as examples in a recent paper. Clicking on each image will take you to a page containing that image as a rotatable Java applet.
(We are working to improve the quality of these applets. Comments welcome.)

Read the full paper here for a more complete discussion of each diagram. These figures were originally drawn using Mathematica, then converted to Java applets using JavaView.

Rising Manhole: Lab frame Rising Manhole: Stick frame
Angles: Boat frame Angles: Dock frame
Pythagorean Theorems:

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