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How are light and matter similar?

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TopicTextsActivitiesAssessmentUseful weblinks
Diffraction Yes None Overall Overall
Photoelectric Effect Yes Yes Yes Yes
Matter Waves Yes Yes None None
Photons & Electrons Yes Yes None Yes
Production of Light Yes None None None

Diffraction: Texts

  • Beiser, A 2003, Concepts of Modern Physics, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill. pdf version (556 pages)
  • Caro, McDonell & Spicer 1980, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Edward Arnold, London.
  • Haber-Schaim, U et al. 1991, PSSC Physics, DC Heath & Co.
  • Serway, RA 1997, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Saunders, New York. pdf version (682 pages)
  • Singh, J 2004, Modern Physics for Engineers, Wiley-VCH pdf version (395 pages)

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Photoelectric Effect: Texts

  • Beiser, A 2003, Concepts of Modern Physics, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill. pdf version (556 pages)
  • Caro, McDonell & Spicer 1980, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Edward Arnold, London.
  • Haber-Schaim, U et al. 1991, PSSC Physics, DC Heath & Co.
  • Serway, RA 1997, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Saunders, New York. pdf version (682 pages)
  • Singh, J 2004, Modern Physics for Engineers, Wiley-VCH pdf version (395 pages)

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Matter Waves: Texts

  • Beiser, A 2003, Concepts of Modern Physics, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill. pdf version (556 pages)
  • Caro, McDonell & Spicer 1980, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Edward Arnold, London.
  • Haber-Schaim, U et al. 1991, PSSC Physics, DC Heath & Co.
  • Serway, RA 1997, Modern Physics, 3rd edn, Saunders, New York. pdf version (682 pages)
  • Singh, J 2004, Modern Physics for Engineers, Wiley-VCH pdf version (395 pages)

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Photons and Electrons: Texts

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Production of Light: Texts

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Photoelectric Effect: Activities

Relevant papers from recent Physics Teachers' Conferences

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Microsoft Excel

Unit 4 Physics Pracs you can build and modify

19.5 kB

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

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Matter Waves: Activities

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Some Talking Points

15.5 kB

Some Talking Points on the philosophical aspects of this topic.

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Photons and Electrons: Activities

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Some Talking Points

15.5 kB

Some Talking Points on the philosophical aspects of this topic.

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Photons and Electrons: Useful Weblinks

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

Videos

Applets

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Photoelectric Effect: Assessment

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Data Analysis Exercise on PE effect

31.3 kB

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 of several topics

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Assessment Task for previous course

54.5 kB

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

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Photoelectric Effect: Useful Weblinks

Applets

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Useful Weblinks covering several topics

Applets

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TopicTextsActivitiesAssessmentUseful weblinks
Aspect1 Yes Yes None Yes
aspect2 None Yes None Yes
aspect3 Yes Yes None Yes
aspect4 None Yes None Yes
Aspect5 None Yes None Yes
Aspect6 None None Yes Yes
Aspect7 None None None Yes

Aspect1: Texts

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