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Unformatted text preview: ISP209s8 Lecture 14-1- Today • Announcements: – HW#7 is due after Spring Break on Wednesday March 12 th – Exam #2 is on Thursday after Spring Break – The fourth extra credit project will be a “super bonus” points project. This extra credit can let your homework score go over 100% • Light • Wave-particle duality of nature • Quantum Mechanics ISP209s8 Lecture 14-2- The Electromagnetic Spectrum • Maxwell’s 4 equations describe the unity of electric and magnetic forces. • They predict an electromagnetic wave that travels at the speed of c (3.00E+8 m/s) ISP209s8 Lecture 14-3- Wavelength and Frequency λ = 1.0 m Wavelength Frequency = 1/period Distance over which the wave repeats Number of cycles (repeats) per second. period = 2.0 s ISP209s8 Lecture 14-4- The Electromagnetic Spectrum Prentice-Hall 2005 Speed = λ f λ – wavelength f – Frequency, Hz (1/period)(1/s) For light Speed c = 3.0E+8m/s ISP209s8 Lecture 14-5- What is Light? • Wave Picture – oscillating electric and magnetic fields • Waves can interfere • Examples – 2-slit interference – diffraction 2-slit interference diffraction ISP209s8 Lecture 14-6- Light as a particle • Light also behaves like a particle • Light comes in small bundles of energy we call photons • Energy (of a photon) = h f h = 6.625E-34 Js = 4.136E-15 eVs= 4....
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course ISP 209 taught by Professor Sherrill during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '07