Quantum Mechanics - Part 1: Crash Course Physics #43

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Quantum Mechanics - Part 1: Crash Course Physics #43

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What is light? That is something that has plagued scientists for centuries. It behaves like a wave and a particle. Is it both? In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Dr. Shini introduces the idea of quantum mechanics and how it helps us understand light. Also, there's this thing called the ultraviolet catastrophe.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 9-12
Physics
8 ) Investigate the nature of wave behavior to illustrate the concept of the superposition principle responsible for wave patterns, constructive and destructive interference, and standing waves (e.g., organ pipes, tuned exhaust systems).

a. Predict and explore how wave behavior is applied to scientific phenomena such as the Doppler effect and Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR).

Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 9-12
Physics
10 ) Plan and carry out investigations that evaluate the mathematical explanations of light as related to optical systems (e.g., reflection, refraction, diffraction, intensity, polarization, Snell's law, the inverse square law).

Tags: light, photoelectric effect, photons, physics, quantum mechanics, ultraviolet, wave
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Author: Stephanie Carver