Quiz for the JUAS 2024 students – Special relativity


Quiz for JUAS students 2024 - Special Relativity

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What does 𝛽=0.5 mean?

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What are the 2 relativistic Lorentz factors? (select all relevant answers)

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With 4-vectors, the scalar product is defined and invariant under Lorentz transformations?

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What is the difference between the Galilean and the Lorentz transformations?

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What would be the energy per beam of a future proton collider at 100 TeV in the center of mass?

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Which experiment led to the second postulate?

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What is the maximum speed of an object?

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What is the difference between nuclear power plants and particle accelerators?

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In the non-relativistic regime, what is the quantity that does not depend on the velocity of a charged particle moving in a constant magnetic field?

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Does the electric field maintain the spherical symmetry when charges are moving?

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What would be the energy of a proton accelerator in Fixed-Target mode to reach an energy of 100 TeV in the center of mass?

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In the LHC, protons are injected at a total energy of 450 GeV and accelerated up to 7 TeV. Why should the LHC be called a “massificator” and not an accelerator? (several answers accepted)

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What is the relation linking the energy (E) , the momentum (p) and the rest mass (m0)?

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What happens to the velocity and the energy of a relativistic charged particle when we continue to accelerate it?

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What is the effect of accelerating charged particles which already move almost at the speed of light?

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Will a moving object have a longer or shorter length (compared to its length at rest) for a stationary observer?

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Is it possible that a pure magnetic field seen by one observer in one reference system is transformed into an electric and magnetic field in another reference system?

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What are the 2 postulates of Special Relativity? (select all relevant answers)

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In the relativistic Doppler effect, the observed frequency from an observer going towards the light source, is

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For a source moving in the horizontal plane, what is the angle with respect to the vertical (perpendicular) plane where electric field lines are more concentrated at relativistic velocities?

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