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History of special relativity: Quiz


Question 1: Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon & Einstein, Albert & Minkowski, Hermann (1913), Das Relativitätsprinzip. Eine Sammlung von Abhandlungen. at the ________, Leipzig & Berlin: B.G.
Amazon KindleGoogle BooksCalibre (software)Internet Archive

Question 2: After ________ in 1887 demonstrated the existence of electromagnetic waves, Maxwell's theory was widely accepted.
Henri BecquerelHeinrich HertzNikola TeslaIsaac Newton

Question 3: ________ (1881) recognized, during his development of Maxwell's Theory, that charged bodies are harder to set in motion than uncharged bodies.
Marie CurieWilliam Henry BraggJ. J. ThomsonJohn Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

Question 4: [51] So it was ________ (1907), who worked out the consequences of that notion.
Hermann WeylDavid HilbertHenri PoincaréHermann Minkowski

Question 5: Other reasons were ________ within the Deutsche Physik.
JewsThe HolocaustAntisemitismRacial antisemitism

Question 6: Although Isaac Newton based his theory on absolute space and time, he also adhered to the Principle of relativity of ________.
Scientific revolutionAverroesGalileo GalileiScientific method

Question 7: Without this ________ it would be impossible to infer the speed of light from astronomical observations, as Ole Rømer did based on observations of the moons of Jupiter.
Axiomatic systemSet theoryAxiomMathematical logic

Question 8: Today special relativity is seen as an application of ________, but at the time special relativity was being developed the field of linear algebra was still in its infancy.
Vector spaceLinear algebraEigenvalue, eigenvector and eigenspaceMatrix (mathematics)

Question 9: In the following discussion of that paper, ________ changed it to "relativity theory".
Hendrik LorentzAlbert EinsteinAlfred BuchererHenri Poincaré

Question 10: He first proposed that light was in fact undulations (________) in the same aetherial medium that is the cause of electric and magnetic phenomena.
Classical electromagnetismElectromagnetismMaxwell's equationsElectromagnetic radiation


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