HSC Relativity (Module 7: The Nature of Light. Light and Special Relativity)
Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is one of the most famous though counterintuitive theories in science. Using custom 3D visualisation software, learners will be introduced, step by step, to the origins of time dilation using Pythagoras’ simple theorem – no complicated mathematics required. They will explore space-time to see why simultaneous events are special, and even visualise the concept of length contraction.
This video conference for Stage 6 physics students includes pre- and post-activities hosted by Dr Paul Payne, an astrophysicist with more than 30 years’ specialised teaching experience using an online WebGL based animated program.
The session will also examine typical HSC questions and the best way to solve them. Concise, illuminating and visually stunning, this experience should not be missed by any NSW physics student or their teachers