Quiz: What Is Plagiarism at Indiana University?

Question 10

In the case below, the original source material is given along with a sample of student work. Determine if this is plagiarism. Then answer the question below by clicking in the appropriate radio button.

Original Source Material Sample of Student Written Work

“Special relativity” is limited to objects that are moving at constant speed in a straight line, which is called inertial motion. Beginning with the behaviour of light (and all other electromagnetic radiation), the theory of special relativity draws conclusions that are contrary to everyday experience but fully confirmed by experiments. Special relativity revealed that the speed of light is a limit that can be approached but not reached by any material object; it is the origin of the most famous equation in science, E = mc2; and it has led to other tantalizing outcomes, such as the “twin paradox.”

(quoted from: relativity. (2013). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/496904/relativity)

On my way to my Monday physics class, I had a great insight that mass and energy were related to each other mathematically, E = mc2.


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Is this plagiarism?
No.
Yes, because it quotes another person's actual words, either oral or written; and it is not appropriately acknowledged.
Yes, because it paraphrases another person's words, either oral or written; and it is not appropriately acknowledged.
Yes, because it uses another person's idea, opinion, or theory; and it is not properly acknowledged.
Yes, because it borrows facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge; and it is not properly acknowledged.

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