International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Difficulties in Learning for Solving Problem of Space-Time Special Relativity
Siti Nursaila Bt Alias, Faridah Ibrahim

This study has been done to study the difficulties of learning of first-year University’s student in space-time special relativity topic. A total of 206 first-year students from three universities in Malaysia were chosen as research respondent. Research tools used involved questionnaire of 26 questions from the topic time dilation and length contraction. Computer program software SPSS was used to analyse the data. The study showed that there were learning difficulties among the students in solving the time dilation and length contraction problems. The results showed that the student failed in visualized question, identified proper and improper and using the correct formula.

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