Light and Matter

The resources have been grouped by topic and type in the table below. If a cell in the table has the word 'Yes', there are resources on the topic for that row and of the type for that column. Click on 'Yes' to go to these resources. Click on 'return to top' to come back to the top of this page. The first number in the brackets is the number of useful texts as well as files on this website and the second number is the number of other websites with useful resources.

Topic Texts Activities Assessment Useful weblinks
Diffraction Yes (5,3) Yes (0,1) Overall Overall (0,1)
Photoelectric Effect Yes (5,3) Yes (1,1) Yes (1,0) Yes (0,3)
Matter Waves Yes (5,3) Yes (1,0) None None
Photons & Electrons Yes (3,3) Yes (1,0) None Yes (0,7)
Production of Light Yes (1,1) None None None

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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)

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)

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)

Photons and Electrons: Texts

Production of Light: Texts

Diffraction: Activities

Photoelectric Effect: Activities

Relevant papers from recent Physics Teachers' Conferences

Matter Waves: Activities

Photons and Electrons: Activities

Photons and Electrons: Useful Websites

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

Videos

Applets

Photoelectric Effect: Assessment

Assessment of several topics

Photoelectric Effect: Useful Weblinks

Applets

Useful Weblinks covering several topics

Applets