Relativistic camera

Brief description

How would your view of the world change is you travelled at a significant fraction of the speed of light? The laws of optics need to be redefined.

This problem was first tackled systematically by James Terrell (and simultaneously, for spheres, Roger Penrose) in 1959. You will use Matlab to determine how rapidly moving objects appear distorted, changed in colour and in brightness

If time and enthusiam permit, you can generate high quality images using raytracing software such as POV-Ray.

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