General and Special Relativity: Theory and Examples

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Which of the following theories accounts for the constant speed of light in an inertial frame of reference?

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1. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, which of the following is the fourth dimension in space-time?

2. Which of the following statements best describes gravity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will ask you about the characteristics and primary tenants of the theories of special and general relativity. Some questions will ask you about this subject by asking you to select the actual statement in the choices. Others will ask you to match a definition with the term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following definitions:

  • Constant speed of light
  • Inertial frame of reference
  • Fourth dimension of space-time
  • Gravity

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related general and special relativity lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as general relativity and special relativity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gravity

Additional Learning

Complete the quiz and then head over to the relevant lesson General and Special Relativity: Theory and Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining the inertial frame of reference
  • Exploring what special relativity accounts for
  • Analyzing the meaning of gravity
  • Describing the acceleration of light
  • Clarifying the theory of general relativity
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