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Ch 5: Introduction to Relativity

About This Chapter

This chapter provides an introduction to relativity, with lessons on how relativity factors into various scientific principles. The lessons within take a close look at key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for the subject, presenting the material in an engaging and simple-to-follow manner.

Introduction to Relativity - Chapter Summary

This chapter dissects fundamental concepts involved with relativity. You'll learn about specific forms of relativity and their relationship to distance, time and light as well as related aspects of relativity theory. The practice quizzes accompanying each lesson give you the chance to confirm your comprehension of each topic before continuing, making sure you've processed the following information:

  • Why distance and time are relative to an observer
  • How classical relativity relates to light
  • What general and special relativity say about the impact of gravity on space and time

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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