A spaceship is flying a distance of 5 light hours, for example from Earth to
the planet Pluto. The speed can be regulated with the upper buttons.
The applet demonstrates that the clock in the spaceship goes more slowly then the two clocks of the system, in which Earth and Pluto are motionless.
t' ... time indicated by the spaceship clock t ... time indicated by the clocks of the Eart-Pluto-system v ... speed of the spacecraft relatively to the system of Earth and Pluto c ... speed of lightRemarks:
© Walter Fendt, November 15, 1997
Last update: June 2, 1998
Source file (German version): ZeitDil1.java
This applet is part of the Contemporary College Physics Simulation Library.