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Illustration 6 worldlines of bodies with different velocities in a Minkowski diagram

6 worldlines of bodies with different velocities in a Minkowski diagram
6 worldlines of bodies with different velocities in a Minkowski diagram
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Here you see world lines of different velocitiessketched in a Minkowski diagram (spacetime diagram):

  • Body 2 - has a very steep worldline, it moves very slowly to the right.
  • Body 3 - moves faster than body 2 to the right.
  • Body 4 - moves faster than body 3 and at about half the speed of light.
  • Body 5 - moves almost at the speed of light.
  • Body 6 - moves faster than the speed of light and is therefore not allowed.