Unit 4 Physics Notes


Unit/Area of Study                      Topics  Notes             Online Resources                           
Unit.4 How can two contradictory models explain both light and matter?
1. How can waves explain the behaviour of light?  The Wave Model  Notes 4.1.1 Wave models
A Level Physics – Waves
PhET – Sound Simulator
PhET – Wave on a string
 Interference  Notes 4.1.2 Veritasium – Young’s Double Slit Experiment
PhET – Wave Interference
Doppler effect simulation
PhET – Wave maker
Veritasium Colour & Interference
Resonance & Standing Waves  Notes 4.1.3 Sound waves & resonance
Standing wave simulator
Veritasium 2D Rubens’ Tube
Amazing resonance experiment
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Diffraction of waves  Notes 4.1.4
Electromagnetic Waves  Notes 4.1.5  PhET – Radiating Charge
Uses of radiation
Vsauce – Brachistochrone Curve
Refraction of Light Notes 4.1.6 PhET – Bending of Light
Dispersion simulation
Young’s Double Slit Experiment  Notes 4.1.7 Dr Quantum video
Double Slit interactive
Double Slit Variables
 2. How are light and matter similar? The Photoelectric Effect Notes 4.2.1 PhET – The Photoelectric Effect
Table of Work Functions
The Photoelectric Effect – Part A
The Photoelectric Effect – Part B
Australian Synchrotron Data
de Broglie’s Matter Waves Notes 4.2.2  de Broglie waves
Emission & Absorption Spectra  Notes 4.2.3 Electron Energy Levels
Emission & Absorption Spectra
Quantum Physics Notes 4.2.4 Single photon double slit experiment
Quantised photons
Veritasium & Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle 
Genius Video
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
Comparison of Light Production  Notes 4.2.5 How a laser works
Minute Physics – Lasers
How does an LED work? 
The Australian Synchrotron
Incandescent globes
  3. Practical investigation Introduction to the Practical Investigation Notes 4.3.1 Sample Practical Investigations
Student Proposal Form
Measuring Data  Notes 4.3.2 Practical Investigation – Marking Rubric
Recording & Presenting Data Notes 4.3.3
 The Scientific Poster Notes 4.3.4 Designing Conference Posters
Free powerpoint poster templates
Making Scientific Posters
Sample poster template 1
Sample poster template 2
Risk Assessment RiskAssess student access


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