About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Relativity & Quantum Theory chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||General theory of relativity||Examine the general theory of relativity through analysis, solve practice problems|
|Tuesday||Special relativity theory||Define and examine the equation for the theory of special relativity|
|Wednesday||Einstein's special theory of relativity||Analyze Einstein's special theory of relativity and solve practice problems|
|Thursday||Quantum theory||Explore the meaning of quantum theory, identify the five main ideas represented by quantum theory|
|Friday||Speed of light||Examine how to measure the speed of light, analyze distance and light years|
1. General Theory of Relativity: Analysis & Practice Problems
After watching this video, you should be able to explain what general relativity is, list a few consequences of the theory, and solve problems involving gravitational time dilation. A short quiz will follow.
2. Theory of Special Relativity: Definition & Equation
This lesson will go through the main postulates of the special theory of relativity and look at a few of the consequences. The principle equations will also be introduced. A short quiz will follow.
3. Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity: Analysis & Practice Problems
After completing this lesson, you should be able to explain what Einstein's special theory of relativity is and use equations from the theory to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.
4. Quantum Theory: Definition & Examples
After watching this lesson you will be able to explain what quantum theory is, including some key principles and scenarios, and list some applications of quantum theory. A short quiz will follow..
5. The Speed of Light: Distance & Light-Years
This lesson will tell you what the speed of light is, what a light year is, what lookback time is, and why it is that we see many objects in space as they were a long time ago.
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