In this Modern Physics section of Physics we cover the topics listed in the table below, each topic has a written tutorial (which you can read on your screen, print to read or use a web reader), a video tutorial, revision notes, revision questions and supporting calculators which allow you to check your own computations and calculations.
|19.1||Thermal Radiation. Photon as the Quantum of Light|
|19.2||The Photoelectric Effect|
|19.3||The Compton Effect and Pressure of Light|
|19.4||De Broglie Wave|
|19.5||Electromagnetic Wave Packet. The Uncertainty Principle|
This section cover the basic knowledge required for comprehension of quantum physics - a relatively modern branch of physics, in which the classical laws and relations are revised. Concepts such as light particles (photons), the wave - particle duality, the photoelectric effect produced in metals, the Compton effect caused by light scattering, pressure of light, De Broglie wave, electromagnetic wave packet and uncertainty principle and the corresponding laws governing them, are among the concepts discussed in this important section.
In addition to the Modern Physics tutorials, we also provide online Modern Physics Calculators which allow you to calculate specific Modern Physics formula in support of the tutorials or to check and verify your own calculations in support of your homework, coursework or thesis.
The following Physics Calculators are provided in support of the Modern Physics tutorials.