# Gamow's bicycle: The Appearance of Bodies at Relativistic Speeds and Apparent Superluminal Velocities

@article{Nowojewski2005GamowsBT, title={Gamow's bicycle: The Appearance of Bodies at Relativistic Speeds and Apparent Superluminal Velocities}, author={Andrzej Nowojewski}, journal={arXiv: Popular Physics}, year={2005} }

A human creates an image basing on the information delivered by photons that arrived at his retina simultaneously. Due to finite and constant velocity of light these photons left the moving body at different times, since not all points of the body are equidistant. In other words its image represents the body as it was in several different times i.e. it is distorted and does not correspond to its real appearance. The useful experimental arrangement is set and then used to derive the general…

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Gamow’s cyclist: a new look at relativistic measurements for a binocular observer

- Computer Science, PhysicsProceedings of the Royal Society A
- 2020

A rigorous re-analysis of the cyclist, this time in three dimensions, is undertaken for a binocular observer, accounting for both the distortion in apparent position and the relativistic colour and intensity shifts undergone by a fast-moving object.

Deformações geométricas e velocidade superluminal aparentes em objetos em movimento relativístico

- Physics
- 2007

In this work, continuing the previous one of Ostermann and Ricci (Caderno Catarinense de Ensino de Fisica 19, 176 (2002)), we analyze some apparent geometrical deformations of three objects in…

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