lightspeed - Shows how objects moving at relativistic speeds look like

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: lightspeed
Package version: 1.2a
Package release: 8
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 282 B
Download size: 105.38 KB
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Light Speed! is an OpenGL-based program which illustrates the effects of special relativity on the appearance of moving objects. When an object accelerates past a few million meters per second, these effects begin to grow noticeable, becoming more and more pronounced as the speed of light is approached. These relativistic effects are viewpoint-dependent, and include shifts in length, object hue, brightness and shape. The moving object is, by default, a geometric lattice. 3D Studio and LightWave 3D objects may be imported as well. Best of all, the simulator is completely interactive, rendering the exotic distortions in real-time!



    Source package: lightspeed

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install lightspeed deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install lightspeed


    • /usr/bin/lightspeed
    • /usr/share/doc/lightspeed/MATH.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lightspeed/README
    • /usr/share/doc/lightspeed/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/lightspeed/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/lightspeed/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lightspeed/copyright
    • /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/lightspeed.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/lightspeed