Hendrik Antoon Lorentz: Biography, Contributions & Atomic Theory


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What were the series of equations used by Einstein and others in their development of the special theory of relativity?

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1. What helped to explain the splitting of atomic spectra in the presence of a magnetic field?

2. Who did Lorentz share the 1902 Nobel Prize with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about Hendrik Antoon Lorentz with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. The quiz requires you to recall the subject of his earliest research, along with various other aspects of his life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • A series of equations Einstein and others used to develop the special theory of relativity
  • What helps explain spectral splitting
  • With whom Hendrik Antoon Lorentz shared the 1902 Nobel Prize
  • The subject of Lorentz's earliest research
  • Why his work is considered important

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about explaining spectral splitting
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between a series of equations and development of the special theory of relativity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the importance of Lorentz's work and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Continue learning about Lorentz by reviewing the lesson titled Hendrik Antoon Lorentz: Biography, Contributions & Atomic Theory. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz's early life
  • The focus of his Ph.D. in physics
  • A well-known aspect of relativity
  • The Michaelson-Morley experiment
  • The Lorenz-Lorentz formula