Lesson 1: Relativity  What is
it?
 Fermilab's Time
Dilation Challenge.
 The Basics
of Relativity (6
seconds)
 The Relativity Game  Challenge
what you know!
Note: For Fermilab's Time
Dilation Challenge and The Relativity Game, you need
Shockwave. You may painlessly
Download
Shockwave here if you do not have it.
Lesson 2: Time
Dilation
 The
equation.
 Where
does that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the basketball analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.
Lesson 3: Length
Contraction
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the muon analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.
Lesson 4: Relativistic
Mass
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the Proton analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.

Examples to aid your
practice?
Example 1:
 If you were to board a craft
and travel at 0.9
c
and were 6 feet tall, how tall would you appear to the
earth's reference frame?
Example 2:
 A muon travels 10,400 km in the
earth's reference frame when it travels at 0.998
c.
How far does it travel in its own reference frame?
Example 3:
A craft is observed to be 25 meters
long when at rest on the earth. It passes you and appears
to be 15 meters long. With what velocity does the craft
travel?
Lesson 3: Length
Contraction
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the Alpha Centuri
example.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples to aid your
practice.
