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assignment_ind Small White Board Question

10 min.

Possible Worldlines

Special Relativity Spacetime Diagrams Worldlines Postulates of Relativity

Student consider several curves on a spacetime diagram and have to judge which curves could be worldlines for an object.

assignment_ind Small White Board Question

10 min.

Time Dilation

Time Dilation Proper Time Special Relativity

Students answer conceptual questions about time dilation and proper time.

group Small Group Activity

30 min.

Right Angles on Spacetime Diagrams

Special Relativity

Students take the inner product of vectors that lie on the spacetime axis to show that they are orthogonal. To do the inner product, students much use the Minkowski metric.
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