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Question 11.In the train thought experiment, two beams of light are fired from the center of a moving train car: one beam of light towards the front of the train and one towards the back. From the perspective of a person on the side of the tracks, watching the train, which beam of light reaches the edge of the train car first?
Question 22.Fill in the blank: According to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, the more precisely you know the velocity of a particle the _________________ the position of a particle.
Question 33.A spaceship is moving at 0.8 times the speed of light relative to the Earth. If the spaceship has a mass of 800 kilograms, what is the ship's relativistic mass when it is moving at its maximum speed?
Question 44.Which of these is not true regarding the speed of light?
Question 55.A train is moving at 0.1c relative to the Earth. If 500 seconds tick by on a passenger's watch, how many seconds have passed at a nearby train station?
Question 66.Which of the following statements about special relativity is FALSE?
Question 77.One consequence of general relativity says that the _____________mass is equal to the _____________ mass.
Question 88.Which of the following is not a consequence of special relativity?
Question 99.An AU is an:
Question 1010.How was time dilation proven?
Question 1111.In the equation F = ma, what kind of mass is m?
Question 1212.A spaceship is moving at 0.3 times the speed of light relative to the Earth. If the spaceship has a length of 10 meters, how long will it appear when observed from the Earth?
Question 1313.You are sitting on a train moving at 3 m/s, on a planet that is moving at a velocity of 450 m/s around its star, a star that is moving at 63,000 m/s around its galaxy, a galaxy that is moving at 1,000,000 m/s towards another galaxy. What is your velocity?
Question 1414.What is quantum theory?
Question 1515.Which of the following is NOT a main idea behind the special theory of relativity?
Question 1616.What is a wavefunction?
Question 1717.Which of the following is NOT a consequence of general relativity that was covered in this lesson?
Question 1818.Which of the following is NOT an application of quantum theory in the real world?
Question 1919.Which of the following is NOT something that quantum theory helps explain?
Question 2020.A spaceship is orbiting the Sun at a radius of 50,000 meters for 500 seconds. If the mass of the Sun is 2 x 10^30 kilograms, how much time passed at another location a long way away from the Sun?
Question 2121.Who came up with the special theory of relativity?
Question 2222.The time that has passed between when light was originally emitted by a source and when we detect it on Earth is known as the:
Question 2323.The distance light (any form of electromagnetic radiation) travels through a vacuum in one year is known as (a):
Question 2424.What is general relativity?
Question 2525.How many miles does one light year represent (round to the nearest whole number)? Hint: 1 mile = 1.61 km.
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