Penrose Diagram

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram CDF Player or other Wolfram Language products.

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Edit on desktop, mobile and cloud with any Wolfram Language product.

This shows a Penrose diagram, which is a conformal compactification of 2D Minkowski space. The blue line is a geodetic line starting from the initial point with the chosen velocity.

Contributed by: Christoph Meyer (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


Snapshots


Details

The coordinate lines are the equally distant Cartesian coordinate lines from Minkowski space; the distance between them is 0.5 units. Note that the shape of the lightlike geodetics is not affected by the conformal map.



Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.
Send