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 pole and the barn 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.

256,000,000 meters
calculated:
The ship, seeing Alpha Centuri traveling at it with a
speed of 50% c, believes that
light would make the trip in half the time it took the ship
(light travels twice as fast). If we divide the time for the
ship to make the trip in half, we get:
(0.5)(6.928202 years) = 3.46 years.
Therefore, the mover believes that Alpha Centuri is 3.46
light years away from earth,
not 4.0 light years as
measured in the stationary frame.
Back to
question
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.
