Physics - Nuclear Physics Standards
Standard Number: 6.0 Nuclear Physics:
The student will investigate the laws and properties of nuclear physics.
Links verified 10/27/2012
1. identify the parts of an atom.
2. describe the properties and location of subatomic particles.
- How can we see the structure of atom? This java applet allows a simulation of the same situation as in Rutherford's experiment. (Don't judge the physics of this Japanese physicist by his spelling)
- Use this java applet to play with colored balls (just like Quarks). Nori presents a variation on the same subject in this applet.
3. describe three forms of radioactivity.
4. distinguish between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
1. distinguish between the Bohr model and the quantum model of an atom.
2. explain the changes in atomic number or mass number for each form of radioactivity.
3. write and balance equations for the three forms of radioactive decay.
4. solve half-life problems.
5. explain dating methods using carbon-14 or uranium.
6. explain how particles behave like waves.
7. distinguish between coherent and incoherent light.
- Quantum Properties of Light - including lasers and coherent light
8. describe how a laser is produced.
- How Lasers Work - from How Stuff Works
1. recognize how the quantum theory explains the photoelectric effect.
2. solve problems related to the photoelectric effect.
- Photoelectric Effect - a Java applet which simulates an experiment for the determination of the Planck constant and the work function
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