ERIC Number: EJ1174740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
A New Model of Special Relativity and the Relationship between the Time Warps of General and Special Relativity
Stannard, Warren B.
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035013 May 2018
Einstein's two theories of relativity were introduced over 100 years ago. High school science students are seldom exposed to these revolutionary ideas as they are often perceived to be too difficult conceptually and mathematically. This paper brings together the two theories of relativity in a way that is logical and consistent and enables the teaching of relativity as a single subject. This paper introduces new models and analogies which are suitable for the teaching of Einstein's relativity at a high school level, exposing students to our best understanding of time, space, matter and energy.
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Physics, Energy, Time, Motion, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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