Ch 20: OAE Physics: Modern Physics

About This Chapter

Brush up on your knowledge of modern physics, including X-rays and blackbody radiation theory, as you get ready for the OAE Physics exam. This chapter will help you correctly answer physics questions on the exam.

OAE Physics: Modern Physics - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to refresh your knowledge of pioneers in atomic theory, the structure of an atom, radiation theory and the theory of relativity as you prepare for the OAE Physics exam. These videos will help you understand exam questions on the following topics:

  • Early atomic theory
  • The elements
  • The Bohr and Rutherford models
  • Atomic and mass number
  • Quantum theory
  • Wave-particle duality
  • The ways in which light and matter interact
  • The wave nature of matter
  • General and special relativity

Our instructors use plenty of examples to make these lessons come alive. You can study as your schedule permits using your choice of a computer or mobile device. The format lets you proceed through the lessons at your own pace.

OAE Physics: Modern Physics Chapter Objectives

Ohio teachers seeking certification to teach physics must pass the OAE Physics exam. This exam is divided into five domain areas. Questions on the material covered in this chapter are in the exam's domain on modern physics, which makes up 22% of the test's content.

The exam is computer-delivered, and all its 150 questions are multiple-choice. The quizzes that are included with each of our lessons are in the same format. In addition to offering experience in answering these types of questions, these quizzes let you assess your knowledge and determine where you need extra study before test day.

10 Lessons in Chapter 20: OAE Physics: Modern Physics
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Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

1. Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

Imagine firing a bullet at a piece of tissue paper and having it bounce back at you! You would probably be just as surprised as Rutherford when he discovered the nucleus. In this lesson, we are going to travel back in time and discuss some of the major discoveries in the history of the atom.

The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra

2. 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.

What Are Elements?

3. What Are Elements?

Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.

Atomic Number and Mass Number

4. Atomic Number and Mass Number

Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything around you. In order to really understand how atoms combine to form molecules, it's necessary to be familiar with their structure. In this lesson, we'll dissect atoms so we can see just what really goes into those little building blocks of matter.

Quantum Theory: Definition & Examples

5. 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

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.

How Light & Matter Interact

7. 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

8. 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 Wave Nature of Matter

9. 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

10. 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.

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