Simulating Dynamic Time Dilation in Relativistic Virtual Environment

Abbas Saliimi, Lokman and Ngahzaifa, Ab. Ghani and Lok, Leh Leong (2016) Simulating Dynamic Time Dilation in Relativistic Virtual Environment. International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, 8 (5). pp. 385-388. ISSN 1793-8201 . (Published)

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This paper critically reviews several Special Relativity simulation applications and proposes a method to dynamically simulate Time Dilation effect. To the authors’ knowledge, this has not yet been studied by other researchers. Dynamic in the context of this paper is defined by the ability to persistently simulate Time Dilation effect based on specific parameter that can be controlled by user/viewer in real-time interactive simulation. Said parameter is the value of speed from acceleration and deceleration of moving observer. In relativistic environment, changing the speed’s value will also change the Lorentz Factor value thus directly affect the Time Dilation value. One can simply calculate the dilated time by using Time Dilation equation, however if the velocity is not constant (from implying Special Relativity), one must repeatedly calculate the dilated time considering the changing value of displacement/distance and time. This paper discusses the proposed method by dissecting Time Dilation equation and relates it to computational method available nowadays in order to dynamically calculate and ultimately simulate Time Dilation effect in relativistic virtual environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Time dilation, simulation, special relativity
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 08:06
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 02:11
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