- Atoms emit discrete wavelengths of light. Explain why a heated iron bar changes colour as its temperature changes.
- The energy of an electron in the ground state of a hydrogen atom is -13.6 eV. (a) How can an electron have a negative energy? (b) What is the energy of an electron in the first excited state? (c) determine the value of the three longest wavelengths in the Balmer series for hydrogen.
A proton moves at a constant speed of 0.90c. The proton moves once around the tube of a particle accelerator of circumference 20.0 km. (a) What are the momentum and the energy of the proton in the laboratory reference frame? (c) What is the distance travelled by the proton in its own reference frame?
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Physics and Mathematics
What are the concepts in Physics and Mathematics that students find difficult? In this blog I will post tutorial points that I hope will stimulate thinking and so broaden the knowledge and understanding of students allowing them to write thorough examination responses. Tutorial sheets, structured from a student's point of view, will be posted on the HSC, IB and university level topics of Relativity, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Quantum Physics and Calculus. The overall purpose of these pages is to encourage and promote learning in Physics and Mathematics and so open new horizons in learning.