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How are light and matter similar?

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Resources

Text Resources

  • Beiser, A 2003, Concepts of Modern Physics, 6th edn, McGraw-HiII.
  • Caro, McDonell & Spicer 1980, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Edward Arnold, London.
  • Haber-Schaim, U et al. 1986, PSSC Physics, DC Heath & Co.
  • Serway, RA 1997, Modern Physics, 2nd edn, Saunders, New York.

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: Interference of Light, Light Pressure for Heavy Ideas, Modern Physics & Cosmology, Waves, Sound and Electromagnetism, Light, Optics and Electricity
  • VEA: The Photoelectric Effect

Relevant papers from recent Physics Teachers Conferences

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Unit 4 Physics Pracs you can build and modify

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Pracs for "Light and Matter" By Ray Watterson, Waverley Christian College, presented at the 2007 Physics Teachers Conference. An Excel file for LED pracs.

Articles on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (HUP) explanation of Diffrcation

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Classroom Activities

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Some Talking Points

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Some Talking Points on the philosophical aspects of this topic.

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Assessment Ideas

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Data Analysis Exercise on PE effect

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This file is a Data Analysis assessment task on the PE Effect for Light and Matter. It includes a short statement for students about what they will be assessed on. data is supplied for students to graph and analyse.

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Assessment Task for previous course

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Assessment Task for previous course, it contains a couple of questions that are not on the current course.

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IT Applications

Videos

Applets

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