The course below is published by Promoting Physics Learning And Teaching Opportunities (PPLATO).

Measurement

Mechanics

Fields

Electricity and Magnetism

Vibrations and Waves

Light and optics

Heat and properties of matter

Atoms and molecules

Nuclei, Particles and Relativity

  • Introducing atomic nuclei
  • Radioactive decay
  • Fission, fusion and radiation hazards
  • Principles of quantum physics

  • A particle model for light
  • A wave model for matter
  • Wave functions
  • Schrodinger equation
  • Applications of quantum physics

  • Reflection and transmission at steps and barriers
  • The quantum harmonic oscillator
  • The schrodinger model of the hydrogen atom
  • Quantum physics of solids

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