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Ch 20: MTEL Physics: Quantum Theory

About This Chapter

Review this chapter's information to prepare for a major objective in one of the MTEL Physics exam's subareas. Educational videos and their lesson transcripts take you through key content based on quantum theory.

MTEL Physics: Quantum Theory - Chapter Summary

The numerous lessons in this chapter can refresh your memory of quantum theory to help you be fully prepared for related questions on the MTEL Physics exam. You'll get to strengthen your comprehension of the following topics while exploring the chapter:

  • Four of nature's fundamental forces
  • Blackbody radiation theory
  • How light and matter interact
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Ground state electron configuration
  • Atomic spectrum
  • The photoelectric effect

Take in the chapter's information by watching the engaging videos and reading the transcripts, and see how the material compares with what you already know. You can then follow up the lessons with the Quantum Theory chapter's self-assessment quizzes.

Objectives of the MTEL Physics: Quantum Theory Chapter

The MTEL Physics test's 100 questions evaluate your physics subject matter expertise for teaching licensure purposes in the state of Massachusetts. This chapter gets you all set for the multiple-choice items in the Modern Physics subarea. The section is worth 11% of the exam score, and it deals with quantum theory content. The exam's two open-response items that come in the final subarea could also refer to material you see in this chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTEL Physics: Quantum Theory
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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..

How Light & Matter Interact

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

6. 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.

Atomic Spectrum: Definition, Absorption & Emission

7. Atomic Spectrum: Definition, Absorption & Emission

In this lesson, we'll discuss the meaning of the term 'atomic spectrum' and distinguish between the two main types of atomic spectra: absorption and emission spectra. We'll also describe how each forms.

Ground State Electron Configuration: Definition & Example

8. Ground State Electron Configuration: Definition & Example

The atom's electron structure is very important because it tells us about an atom's reactivity, and physical properties as well. In this lesson, we will cover the ground state electron configuration, which determines the electron's structure.

The Four Fundamental Forces of Nature

9. The Four Fundamental Forces of Nature

In this lesson, we'll learn about the four fundamental forces of nature. We will define them and then describe some of the surprising ways in which they affect the world around us every day.

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