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Quantum Mechanics

Test Your Knowledge

To calculate your current grade in this subject area, give yourself a confidence score for how well you think you would answer each of the questions below in an exam situation.

These are not the type of questions you would typically find in a physics exam. They are designed to remind you which topics you need to revise.

For scoring, 4= Very confident, 0= No Idea. If a question is not on your syllabus, click N/A and you will not be graded on it.

Can you...

...describe an experiment to investigate the photoelectric effect?

4 3 2 1 0 N/A

...describe what was discovered on investigation of the photoelectric effect?

4 3 2 1 0 N/A

...explain why these findings could not be explained by wave theory?

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...explain in detail what the findings signified and why they signified this?

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...describe what Einsteins photoelectric equation means?

4 3 2 1 0 N/A

...define work fuction?

4 3 2 1 0 N/A

...define threshold frequency?

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...explain "stopping voltage"?

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...define spectrum?

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...describe the Bohr model of the atom?

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...define ionisation?

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...define ground state?

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...define excited state?

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...describe roughly what ideas lead Bohr to propose his model of the atom?

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...confidently perform calculations involving energy levels?

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...describe how lasers work?

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...describe the model of an atom as a potential energy well?

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...describe how line emission spectra are produced?

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...describe how absorbtion spectra are produced?

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...describe uses of emission/absorption spectra?

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...explain the ideas behind de Broglies wave particle duality theory?

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...describe evidence that was found for de Broglie's theory?

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...explain why diffraction of everyday objects does not occur

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...explain what spectral lines show?

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