Perfect HSC preparation, consolidation and revision for physics students studying the Nature of Light. Special Relativity explained using Pythagoras’ theorem with exam style Q&A.
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
BYOD. Each participant will be provided with an anonymous login for their own device (IOS/Android) to access explanatory notes, animations and questions presented during the webinar.
Dr Paul Payne has a PhD in astronomy from the university of NSW and has worked at the Parkes Radio Telescope and European Southern Observatory. Paul has been teaching astronomy and physics at Sydney Observatory for over 35 years. With a particular passion for Einstein’s relativity, Paul has developed a unique interactive graphical program and website to explain the theory. The graphical aids are used during Paul’s adult education course called Understanding Relativity and for his HSC Relativity online presentations.
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
A link to the webinar will be sent to the email you have registered with.
You will require an internet connection, ability to show and hear the webinar feed from the Powerhouse.
Student BYODs are highly desirable for independent viewing of WebGL animations during the webinar.
Student BYOD generic logins will be sent with the booking. This grants access, one week prior to the webinar, to Dr Payne’s website https://open.relativity.net.au/ Please feel free to explore, read and play the WebGL animations prior to the video conference.
Optional Further Learning
Extensive information on the Special Theory of Relativity is available at the secure website by Dr Payne at: Open.relativity.net.au
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