EARLY QUANTUM THEORY

ESTIMATED TIME: 1 WEEK

Reading Assignment:
Giancoli's 5/6e: Sections 27.1, 27.2, 27.3, 27.4, 27.6, and 27.9
Walker 2e: Sections 30.1 through 30.5

Homework:
Giancoli's 5e, Ch. 27: 1, 2, 3, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 39, 49
Giancoli's 6e, Ch. 27:1, 2, 3, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 44, 49
Walker 2e Ch. 30: 11, 14, 15, 16, 23, 25, 29, 37, 53

TEACHING RESOURCES:

DEMOS
LABS
SIMULATIONS

LAB 25. Photoelectric Effect
Objectives: To calculate the value of Planck's constant.
Equipment: LED Color strip, 9V battery, voltmeter, meter stick, diffraction
grating of known slit spacing
Type of Lab: Teacher directed

LAB 26. Spectroscopy
Objectives: To make qualitative observations of the different spectra of
a variety of light sources.
Equipment: Spectroscope and various sources of light
Type of Lab: Teacher directed

LECTURE NOTES

- The Quantum World

KEY ITEMS:

• A simulation of the photoelectric effect allows the student to practice an
experimental determination of Planck's constant.

AP PAST EXAMINATIONS

Atomic and wave/particle physics
Multiple-Choice:
84MC15,41,42,43,46,58,70; 88MC33,36,67; 93MC29,34,35,37,38,53;
98MC10,11,34,35,37,54,55,69
Free-Response:
80B3,82B7,83B6,85B687B6,88B6,90B5,91B6,92B4,93B6,95B4,96B6,97B6,98B7,
00B5,02B7,02bB7,03B7, 03bB7,04B6, 04Bb6,05B7,05Bb7,06B6,06Bb6,07B7,07Bb7