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AP Physics 2: Properties & Structure of Systems - Chapter Summary
Whether you are learning about the properties and structure of systems for the first time or want to refresh your current knowledge, this chapter can help! Engaging lessons help you gain greater insight protons, atoms, the Bohr model, quarks, and more. Review these lessons anytime using any computer, smartphone or tablet with Internet access. Test your knowledge by taking short quizzes and a practice exam. In no time, you will be able to answer exam questions on:
- Sharing the definition and principles of fundamental particles
- Differentiating between protons and neutrons
- Describing half-life and what causes radioactive particles to decay
- Defining an atom and discussing atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table
- Discussing the Bohr model and atomic spectra
- Listing and describe properties of a system based on substructure
- Detailing the standard model of particle physics
1. Protons: Definition, Charge & Mass
Protons can be found in the nucleus of every atom. While originally it had been thought that protons were a fundamental particle, recent research has shown that protons are made of quarks. This lesson will cover the properties of the proton.
2. Neutrons: Definition & Concept
Neutrons are the big guys of the atom. This lesson explains the structure of the neutron, its properties, and some of its influences on the function of the atom.
3. Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs
What causes a radioactive particle to decay? We'll never really know, but our best guess lies in probability. In this lesson, we are going to focus on the half-life, a way of measuring the probability that a particle will react.
4. The Atom
Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?
5. The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra
Do you ever wonder where light comes from or how it is produced? In this lesson, we are going to use our knowledge of the electron configurations and quantum numbers to see what goes on during the creation of light.
6. Standard Model of Particle Physics
After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what the standard model of physics is, name the particles that are part of the standard model, and some of the things it can't currently explain. A short quiz will follow.
7. Fundamental Particles: Definition, Principles & Examples
Fundamental particles make up and operate everything in our universe. In this lesson, we will cover what fundamental particles are, and take a look at the different types, characteristics, and groupings.
8. What is a Quark? - Definition, Structure & Uses
Quarks are fundamental particles that are used by scientists to explain different types of phenomena. Learn more about them, subsequently testing your knowledge with a quiz.
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