Wave-Particle Duality & the Davisson-Germer Experiment


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What is wave-particle duality?

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1. Which of the following experiments showed that light can behave as a particle?

2. What did the Davisson-Germer experiment involve?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wave-particle duality and the Davisson-Germer experiment are both fairly obscure scientific occurrences, and you may not know much about them. This pair of study aids will help gauge your comprehension of how both fit into the canon of scientific knowledge. The assessments will focus on findings of the experiment and how they relate to wave-particle duality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals:

These practice assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • The definition of wave-particle duality
  • Experiments that support light behaving as a particle
  • Elements and findings of the Davisson-Germer experiment
  • Practice questions that ask for a calculation of the wavelength of light

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understood the key information from the related wave-particle duality lesson
  • Information recall - Apply the new information you've learned about the outcome of the Davisson-Germer experiment
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions about wave-particle duality and its mathematical applications

Additional Learning

If you want to get more information about wave-duality and the Davisson-Germer experiment, check out the corresponding lesson titled Wave-Particle Duality & the Davisson-Germer Experiment. In this lesson, you'll review the following key topics:

  • The scientific explanation for wave-particle duality
  • Applications of mathematics through the de Broglie wavelength
  • Example calculations of wave-particle duality