Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example


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Who introduced the theory of relativity?

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1. Which famous equation from Einstein came from his theory?

2. How much energy is in one gram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's hard to imagine travelling at the speed of light. The Theory of Relativity explains how objects behave as they approach this speed. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the concepts surrounding this theory, such as the mass-energy equivalence equation and its applications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The developer of the Theory of Relativity
  • The equation related to the theory
  • How to apply the equation
  • An example of the equation in action
  • The way that mass is converted into energy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Theory of Relativity
  • Making connections - use understanding of the different ways that the equation associated with the theory can be seen in action
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to do practice calculations
  • Knowledge application - understand the way that mass and energy are directly related to each other

Additional Learning

To learn more about Einstein's theory, review the accompanying lesson called Theory of Relativity: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the constant of the speed of light
  • Understand how objects appear to be shortened at high speeds
  • Understand the difference between mass and weight
  • Know what E, m and c stand for