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Ch 19: CEOE Physics: Quantum Physics

About This Chapter

Study this chapter and strengthen your knowledge of key quantum physics theories in preparation for passing the CEOE Physics examination. You can practice putting your knowledge to the test by using each lesson's short self-assessment quiz.

CEOE Physics: Quantum Physics - Chapter Summary

As you prepare to take the CEOE Physics examination, you can use this chapter to learn or re-learn concepts and principles related to quantum mechanics, wave functions and electromagnetic radiation. The lessons cover the photoelectric effect, gravity and general relativity. They also explain the ways in which light and matter interact. This chapter aims to assist you with:

  • Understanding quantum theory and wave-particle duality
  • Studying excited atoms and photons as well as light and matter
  • Explaining electromagnetic and blackbody radiation
  • Reviewing the applications of the photoelectric effect
  • Studying the de-Broglie wavelength
  • Exploring general and special relativity concepts

Use your prior knowledge along with these online video lessons to prepare for the CEOE Physics examination. You'll find that the video lessons are entertaining and easy to understand. Experienced instructors will answer your questions. If you prefer, you can study the corresponding written transcripts. Then, take the self-assessment quizzes and the chapter examination to measure your progress.

CEOE Physics: Quantum Physics - Objectives

The quantum physics material presented in this chapter can be found on the computer-based CEOE Physics examination. While pursuing your teaching certification in physics, you'll answer 80 selected response questions and one constructed-response assignment. These questions account for 85% and 15% of your score, respectively.

You'll demonstrate the ability to analyze and apply various scientific theories, and to teach physics at the entry level in Oklahoma public schools. The examination's sub-areas include motion, forces and energy, thermal and modern physics, and scientific and engineering processes. Quantum physics questions may appear in the thermal and modern physics section of the exam, which constitutes 14% of the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: CEOE Physics: Quantum Physics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Quantum Theory: Definition & Examples

1. Quantum Theory: Definition & Examples

After watching this lesson you will be able to explain what quantum theory is, including some key principles and scenarios, and list some applications of quantum theory. A short quiz will follow..

Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

2. Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

Is light a particle with mass and substance? Or, is it just a wave traveling through space? Most scientists say light is both a particle and a wave! Find out how they came to this strange conclusion as we learn about the theory of wave-particle duality.

How Light & Matter Interact

3. How Light & Matter Interact

This lesson will go over the fundamental basic of how light and matter interact with one another. You'll learn about photons, excited atoms, binding energy, and energy levels.

Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory

4. Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory

This lesson will go over the perfect absorber and emitter of radiation, something called a blackbody, as well as the concept of blackbody radiation and electromagnetic radiation.

The Photoelectric Effect: Definition, History, Application & Equation

5. The Photoelectric Effect: Definition, History, Application & Equation

In this lesson, you will learn what the photoelectric effect is, how it was discovered, how it applies to everyday life, and the equation associated with it. A short quiz will follow.

The Wave Nature of Matter

6. The Wave Nature of Matter

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the concept of wave-particle duality, give an example of an application of wave-particle duality, and complete simple calculations using the de-Broglie wavelength equation. A short quiz will follow.

General and Special Relativity: Theory and Examples

7. General and Special Relativity: Theory and Examples

Special relativity accounts for the constant speed of light in the absence of surrounding mass. General relativity utilizes the concept of space-time to explain the effect of gravity on the speed of light. This lesson compares special and general relativity and provides examples of how the speed of light is affected by gravity.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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