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Lesson 4: Relativistic Mass

Lesson 1: Relativity - What is it?

  1. Fermilab's Time Dilation Challenge.
  2. The Basics of Relativity (6 seconds)
  3. 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

  1. The equation.
  2. Where does that come from?
  3. I still don't get it! Give me the basketball analogy.
  4. So what? There's an equation. How do I use the equation in the game?
  5. Practice Problems.
  6. Examples to aid your practice.

Lesson 3: Length Contraction

  1. The equation.
  2. Where does that come from?
  3. I still don't get it! Give me the pole and the barn analogy.
  4. So what? There's an equation. How do I use the equation in the game?
  5. Practice Problems.
  6. Examples to aid your practice.

Lesson 4: Relativistic Mass

  1. The equation.
  2. Where does that come from?
  3. I still don't get it! Give me the proton analogy.
  4. So what? There's an equation. How do I use the equation in the game?
  5. Practice Problems.
  6. Examples to aid your practice.

Question Answer Choice b - 1.9 c:

Your guessing. Nothing has been observed traveling faster than c!Go back and look at the relativistic mass equation and define the mover for the mover and the mover by the stationary frame.

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Lesson 4: Relativistic Mass

  1. The equation.
  2. Where does that come from?
  3. I still don't get it! Give me the proton analogy.
  4. So what? There's an equation. How do I use the equation in the game?
  5. Practice Problems.
  6. Examples to aid your practice.

     

 

 

 

 


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