comm_fail: Failure of commutativity and associativty using visual plots

Description Usage Arguments Value Note Author(s) Examples

Description

Relativistic addition of three-velocities is neither commutative nor associative, and the functions documented here show this visually.

Usage

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comm_fail1(u, v, bold=5, r=1)
comm_fail2(u, v, bold=5, r=1)
ass_fail(u, v, w, bold=5,r=1)

Arguments

u,v,w

Three velocities. Arguments u and w are single-element three velocities, argument v is a vector. See the examples

bold

Integer specifying which vector element to be drawn in bold

r

Radius of dotted green circle, defaulting to 1 (corresponding to c=1). Use NA to suppress plotting of circle

Value

These functions are called for their side-effect of plotting a diagram.

Note

The vignette lorentz gives more details and interpretation of the diagrams

Author(s)

Robin K. S. Hankin

Examples

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u <- as.3vel(c(0.4,0,0))
v <- seq(as.3vel(c(0.4,-0.2,0)), as.3vel(c(-0.3,0.9,0)),len=20)
w <- as.3vel(c(0.8,-0.4,0))

comm_fail1(u=u, v=v)
comm_fail2(u=u, v=v)
  ass_fail(u=u, v=v, w=w, bold=10)

RobinHankin/gyrogroup documentation built on Feb. 19, 2019, 3:20 a.m.