- Parent Category: Physics
- Category: 06 Quantum Physics
- Created: Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:53
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:53
- Published: Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:53
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In special relativity, a light cone (or null cone) is the surface describing the temporal evolution of a flash of light in Minkowski spacetime. This can be visualized in 3-space if the two horizontal axes are chosen to be spatial dimensions, while the vertical axis is time.
Image from wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_cone
The following simulation was created to help you visualize the light cone (for observer moving with blue dot at the left X-Y panel). Events from three observers are drawed with blue, green and cyan traces.
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Fu-Kwun Hwang - Dept. of Physics, National Taiwan Normal Univ.; Fremont Teng; Loo Kang Wee
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