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The Simultaneous Events program displays the effect of relative motion on the relative ordering of events in special relativity. In the default scenario two simultaneous events are observed in a stationary reference frame (the Other Frame) and the spacetime diagram of the observation of these events is depicted in another reference frame (the Home Frame). The slider can be used to change the relative speed between the two frames. Simultaneous Events is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of special relativity. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the sr_simultaneous.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Other special relativity programs are also available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Relativity.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    NSDL,Relativity,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120055595T,spacetime diagram,inertial reference frames,Classical Mechanics,Reference Frames,Relative Motion,OSP,Special Relativity,Simultaneity,simultaneity,events,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),special relativity,Physics,Spacetime Fundamentals,reference frames,Moving Reference Frames,simultaneous,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Technology,Open Source Physics

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    English

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