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Veritasium – The world in UV

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Professor Dave Explains: Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom

Why don’t protons and electrons just slam into each other and explode? Why do different elements emit light of different colors? Niels Bohr knew why. And now you will too!

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Professor Dave Explains: Wave-Particle Duality and the Photoelectric Effect

Look, up in the sky, it’s a particle! It’s a wave! Actually it’s both. It’s light! How do we know about this stuff? Well, because of Einstein for one. He did more than E = mc^2, you know. But don’t … Continue reading

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Diffraction & interference podcast

Diffraction, Diffraction through gaps, Interference patterns – two sources, Calculating interference patterns, Calculating interference patterns – directly between sources Calculating interference patterns – in front of one source. Download the notes. Download the videos. Links: pHET Wave interference Interference of … Continue reading

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The Fabric of The Cosmos: Quantum Leap

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Physics Girl – Can you push a spacecraft with light?

What if you could power a ship using sunlight instead of wind? Well in space, you can! Solar sails or light sails are pushed with light from the sun. Photons provide a kick when they reflect off the sail pushing … Continue reading

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Light and matter quiz

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Wave-Particle Duality (1980s Canadian series)

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Brian Greene : What’s Beyond The Double Slit Experiment?

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Single Photon Interference

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