PhET Progress Report
March 27, 2008
An online version of this report is available here.
Hereís a pie chart representation of the time distribution.
Iíll be out of the office March 27-30 (Thursday through Sunday), with little or no email contact.
∑ Literature search on existing sims that solve this problem
∑ Groups point out that Lorentz contraction is rarely seen alone, and indeed not the most striking phenomenon seen at relativistic speeds.† Optical aberration introduces nonlinear effects.
∑ Initial 3D implementation of Lorentz contraction under JOGL and Xith3D scenegraph
∑ Decide whether we should handle optical aberrations
∑ Decide whether we should show textbook explanations for Lorentz contractions, or just show the simulation
∑ Make sure issues raised by JOGL are acceptable
∑ Met with John regarding piccolo/nuclear physics
∑ Discussed issues regarding PhetPCanvas, PLayer, coordinate transformations
∑ Greenhouse: Converted to new about dialog
∑ Deployed new translations
∑ Please see all my high priority issues in Unfuddle, mainly lasers and cck
∑ Continue investigation for special-relativity
∑ Literature search and initial design of immunology sim?
∑ Sorting out and prioritizing (non-cck) unfuddle issues
∑ Post new Lasers and Neon Lights & Other Discharge Lamps after Archie interviews (may also receive minor update requests)