An interactive alternative to the Minkowski spacetime diagram

These diagrams were developed in the course of work toward a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS). They were inspired by the memory of misconceptions I once developed as an undergraduate physics major working with Minkowski Diagrams. The immediate impetus for these graphs is my own attempt to visualize the Geographic Calculus equations for special relativity.

My larger interest is in the field of Physics Education Research; specifically, in the development and use of interactive visualization software to aid learning and research in field theory, relativity, and quantum theory.


Graphs on this page created with the Pacific Tech Graphing Calculator. Page created and maintained by Lynn Stephens, MALS Program, Empire State College, State University of New York. Copyright 2004 by Lynn Stephens. Last updated March 1, 2004.