Unit 5: Revolutions in Modern Physics
Revolutions in Modern Physics
SPH4U/Grade 12 Physics: 11.1-11.2 Blackbody Radiation
The start of the 21st century saw many non-intuitive yet revolutionary discoveries being made, one of the first being Blackbody Radiation. Learn about the waves emitted by hot bodies, Wein's Law and the concept of discrete energy. Discover methods to solve relevant problems. Visit www.passionate-minds.com for more!
SPH4U/Grade 12 Physics: 11.3-11.4 The Photoelectric Effect and Wave-particle Duality
All matter is in a super-position state between waves and particles. Learn about the photoelectric effect, the concept of a photon and the Debroghlie Wavelength. Derive strategies to solve relevant problems. Find more at www.passionate-minds.com!
SPH4U/Grade 12 Physics: 11.5-11.6 Time Dilation
Time is relative, it changes with respect to different observers. Derive the equation that describes one of the most famous and fundamental discoveries of the 21st century and gain a better intuition on the Theory of Special Relativity. Discover strategies to interpret and solve related problems. Find more at www.passionate-minds.com!
SPH4U/Grade 12 Physics: 11.7-11.8 Length Contraction, Momentum and Energy
Time isn't the only thing that changes at high speeds. Discover more about the properties of the space-time fabric such as contraction, gain an intuition on relativistic mass, energy and their impacts on classical physics. Learn strategies to solve relevant problems. Visit www.passionate-minds.com for more!