Einstein

3/14/1879
The date that Albert Einstein was born, (xx/xx/xxxx).

Ulm, Germany
Einstein was born in __________ , ___________ .
(Town, Country)

Catholic
In 1885, at age six he started his formal education at a __________ school.

Northern Italy
In 1894 the family business failed. At age 15 Einstein dropped out of high school and moved with his family to __________ , _________ .
(Region, Country)

German
In 1896, at age 16 Einstein renounced his ___________ citizenship.

Aarau, Switzerland
In 1895, at age 16 Einstein was allowed to take his college entrance exam, though the minimum age was usually 18. He failed, (except in Math and Physics), so he enrolled at a school in ___________ , ___________ to complete high school. He graduated in September the next year. It was the only school that Einstein ever liked.
(City, Country)

21, Federal Polytechnic Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
In 1900, at age ____ Einstein graduated from _______________ in _____________ , ____________ with his degree in Physics.
(Age, School Name, City, Country)

Swiss
In 1901, at age 21, Einstein became a ___________ citizen.

1905, Miracle
_____ was Einstein’s “________ Year”. He was 26, married and had a 1-year old child. He did his research in his spare time at home or at the library at patent office, where he worked.

5, 3
In his “Miracle Year”, at age 26 Einstein wrote and published ___ scientific papers. ___ of them would change physics forever.
(number between 1 – 50, number between 1 – 50)

light
The first paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” was about the nature of __________ . Its content wasn’t widely accepted for 15 years.

photons
The first paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” introduced the concept of quanta of energy, later called ________ . It paved the way for Quantum Theory and eventually won him the Nobel Prize in Physics.

relativity
The fourth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” introduced the concept of __________ .

Ultraviolet Catastrophe, James Clerk Maxwell
The first paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” addressed the problem in Physics of the “__________ __________” . At the time, according to the theories of ________ _______ _______ on electromagnetism, as the temperature of objects increased they should radiate light in colors that were higher in the spectrum. The problem was that this was contradicted by evidence that hotter objects emit very little of this type of light.

Absolute Motion, the ether
The fourth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” addressed the problem in Physics of “__________ __________” . At the time, according to the theories of James Clerk Maxwell on electromagnetism, waves of light propagated through a hypothetical medium called ______ _______. Motion could be measured in relation to this medium. The problem was that this was contradicted by the mechanics of Galileo and Isaac Newton, which said that the laws of physics were the same for objects whether they were moving with a constant velocity or at rest. An object’s motion could only be measured in relation to another object.

Relativity
The fourth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” is commonly referred to as the “___________ Paper”. To anybody, anywhere in the universe, whether at rest or in motion with a constant velocity, the speed of light is always the same.

Special Relativity
The fourth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” explained his theory of ___________ ___________. It was his first paper on the theory and applied it to matter and energy moving in strait lines.

F
The predictions of Special Relativity are very different from that of Galilean Relativity for most everyday phenomena, in which speeds are much lower than the speed of light. (T or F)

T
Galilean relativity is today considered an approximation of special relativity (T or F)

Special, General
__________ relativity is today considered an approximation of the theory of _________ relativity (developed by Einstein in 1915), valid for weak gravitational fields.

On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies
The fourth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” was entitled “______________________________”.

T
The fifth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” explained that mass and energy are equivalent and introduced his famous equation E = MC².
(T or F)

Does an Objects Inertia Depend on its Energy Content?
The fifth paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” expanded his theory of Special Relativity and was entitled “______________________________”.

molecules
The second paper of Einstein’s “Miracle Year”, entitled “A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions”, was his PhD dissertation and helped to establish the existence of _________________________.