Real Time Relativity
Real Time Relativity (RTR) is software that simulates travel at relativistic speeds. It runs on Windows or OS X.
The documentation is part of the install.
Here is the userguide: PDF.
A number of publications describe RTR and how it has been used in education.
- Real Time Relativity: exploratory learning of special relativity
C. M. Savage, A. Searle, L. McCalman, American Journal of Physics 75, 791 (2007).
American Journal of physics
- Teaching Special Relativity using Virtual Reality,
Dominic McGrath, Craig Savage, Michael Williamson, Margaret Wegener and Tim McIntyre
Proceedings of the UniServe Science Symposium on Visualisation and Concept Development, October 2008.
- Student experiences of virtual reality - a case study in learning special relativity,
D. McGrath, M. Wegener, T. McIntyre, C. Savage, M. Williamson, American Journal of Physics 78, 862 (2010).
ArXiv | American Journal of Physics
- Developing a Virtual Physics World
M. Wegener, T. McIntyre, D. McGrath, C. Savage, M. Williamson.
In M. J. W. Lee, B. Dalgarno & H. Farley (Eds), Virtual worlds in tertiary education: An Australasian perspective.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(Special issue, 3), 504-521 (2012).
- Teaching physics using virtual reality: Final report to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 2010.
C. Savage, D. McGrath, T. McIntyre, M. Wegener.
Office for Learning and Teaching