Time Dilation: Description, Explanation & Examples


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Which of the following is true of time?

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1. Which of the following best explains how time slows down at high speeds?

2. Which of the following refers to the slowing of time at high speeds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Time Dilation is a complex phenomenon, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its definition and how it works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics and functioning of:

  • Time
  • The velocity of time
  • Time dilation
  • Time-relativity

Skills Practiced

Students will be tested on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define time dilation
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between measures that are and are not time relative
  • Making connections - use understanding of time dilation both generally and as it applies to a specific example
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding time

Additional Learning

To learn more about time, review the accompanying lesson on Time Dilation: Description, Explanation & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the theory of relativity
  • Define time dilation
  • Understand the effect of speed on time
  • Understand the relativity of time dilation
  • Know the speed of light
  • Understand the relationship between time dilation and the speed of light