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Special Relativity: Proper Time & Proper Length

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The theory of special relativity was created by which famous physicist?

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1. The theory of special relativity was created in which year?

2. Special relativity is the study of _____ and _____ and how they change depending on the motion of two objects in relation to each other.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions on special relativity to see how well you understand this theory. In particular, you'll be assessed on subjects like the physicist who came up with special relativity and the year when it was created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these key points:

  • Two subjects that are studied in special relativity
  • When this theory was developed
  • The concept of proper length and how it relates to objects in motion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on special relativity, such as what it's the study of
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the famous physicist who created special relativity
  • Making connections - use your understanding of special relativity to explore the proper length of an object in motion

Additional Learning

Find out more about a major historical discovery in physics with the accompanying lesson called Special Relativity: Proper Time & Proper Length. You'll be covering the following bullet points:

  • General relativity
  • What proper time and proper length refer to
  • Equations associated with special relativity
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