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Modern Quantum Theory - Chapter Summary
Learn all about the basics of modern quantum theory with help from the lessons in this chapter. Watch engaging videos using your computer, smartphone or tablet to boost your knowledge of various components of this theory. If you'd prefer to access the lessons as texts, scroll below the videos to find full transcripts that you can print or read online. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can test your understanding of modern quantum theory. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Discuss the Bohr model, atomic spectra and creation of light
- Define and describe the history of the photoelectric effect
- Exhibit knowledge of the wave nature of matter
- Share the definition of quantum physics and discuss related theories
- Identify the equation used in the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
- Provide an overview of the quantum mechanical model
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Definition & Equation
The Heisenberg uncertainty principle is one of the core concepts in quantum mechanics. In this lesson, we define the uncertainty principle and learn more about its implications for physical science.
4. 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.
5. The Quantum Mechanical Model: Definition & Overview
Discover the quantum mechanical model of the atom and determine the way in which it is different from the orbital model. Learn about the quantum mechanical properties of electrons, then take a quiz to test what you know.
6. Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics
While exploring this lesson, you will learn what quantum physics, otherwise known as quantum mechanics, is, examine some of its theories and topics, and discover the weird consequences that go along with it. A short quiz will follow.
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