Physics 11 Unit 5 Relativity
In this unit we are hoping for an appreciation instead of a deep understanding of the topic. If you think you understand it you likely missed the important points. If you think it is weird and makes no sense then you are likely on the right track. This is a mind bending topic. The reason these topics are so hard to understand is because we have no experience to guide us, we never go any where close to the speed of light.
Student Formula Sheet blank graph paper
A+E Biography of Big Al
5 Min Clip from Everyday Einstein - Nature of Things
If you come across any pieces (text, video, etc) you like please send me a link.
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1. Read these two pieces Relativity Slides and Conceptual Reading
and than complete Relativity Notes
2. Pick one of these choices
a) Watch sections of these two videos
Einstien's Big Idea Part 1 and Einstein's Big Idea Part 2
and then complete this P11 U5 Bodanis Video Assignment
b) Read "And then there was Light" and complete Media Report
c) Read "How to Build a Time Machine" and complete Media Report
d) Read "Six Easy Pieces" and then explain in one page what the big deal is about the double slit experiment. Note, this is not relativity but an article on quantum physics. This piece is widely considered the best explanation of the double slit experiment and is a transcription of a lecture given by Richard Feynman.
e) Read a chapter(s) from "In Search of Schodinger's Cat" and give me a one page summary or media report or prezi or similar. I have a copy, just ask.
f) Read a chapter(s) from another classic Physics book. You might enjoy the "Tao of Physics" and give me a one page summary or media report or prezi or similar. I have a copy, just ask.
Video examples - links will take you to video posted on vimeo