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Ch 17: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Quantum Physics

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Study quantum physics with help from this engaging chapter to prepare for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 exam. The video lessons and quizzes included here are mobile friendly, accessible 24 hours a day and taught by experienced instructors.

TExES Physical Science 6-12: Quantum Physics - Chapter Summary

This chapter on quantum physics takes the stress out of preparing for the TExES Physical Science 6-12 test. You'll find short videos on quantum physics theories and principles. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Explain wave-particle duality
  • Provide the equation associated with the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
  • Detail the history and application of the photoelectric effect
  • Identify the four quantum numbers

This engaging chapter makes quantum physics easy to understand and follow. Use the video tabs feature to quickly navigate each video, and be sure to take the quiz provided with each lesson to ensure your complete comprehension.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: TExES Physical Science 6-12: Quantum Physics
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Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics

1. 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.

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.

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Definition & Equation

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.

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.

Four Quantum Numbers: Principal, Angular Momentum, Magnetic & Spin

5. Four Quantum Numbers: Principal, Angular Momentum, Magnetic & Spin

Each electron inside of an atom has its own 'address' that consists of four quantum numbers that communicate a great deal of information about that electron. In this lesson, we will be defining each quantum number and explaining how to write a set of quantum numbers for a specific electron.

Chapter Practice Exam
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