HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS 2 COURSE. ( SPH 4U1/SPH OA1)
updated: May 2009

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Unit 4: Early Quantum Theory

In this century our understanding of the behaviour of energy and matter has been irrevocably altered by the quantum theory. Practical results from quantum theory are the electron microscope, solar cells, and smoke alarms. The development of quantum theory caused a lot of argument and controversy. Many scientists didn't accept the implications of quantum theory, but were unable to come up with another theory that explained the observable effects.

Lesson

Topic

Formula

Homework
(Giancoli)

1. Blackbody Radiation, Planck's hypothesis E=nhf p798 #1-4,
p800 #9,11,12,14
2. The Photoelectric Effect, work function Ek = hf W p800 #16,17, 20
3. The Compton Effect p= h/lambda p799 #10
p800 #25
4. Photon-particle interactions
(pair-production: antimatter)
E = mc2 p800 #27 or #28
5. Matter (de Broglie) waves lambda = h/mv p799 #12-15 p801 #33-35, 37a
6. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle dpdx > h/2pi

dEdt >h/2pi
p827 #4,5
7. Franck-Hertz ExperimentEnergy levels, atomic spectra
(done with light unit?)
  799 #17,19,24
8. The Bohr Atom
(is this combined with the previous lesson?)
1/l = R(1/nL2 1/nU2)  
9. Subatomic particles    
10. UNIT TEST    

Unit Objectives

By the end of this unit the student will be able to:

Assignments:

 

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