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Modern Physics


Focus on Modern Physics is a collection of simulated experiments and interactive sequences that cover radioactivity and atomic structure. The material also provides an introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Particle Physics and Special Relativity.

Focus on Modern Physics is an excellent choice for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. It is available as an installable Windows PC program or via the Focus eLearning online server which is iPad and Android PC and Mac compatible.

Windows software single user licence: £29.95
Windows software site licence: £99.95
Modern Physics Topics:
  • Rutherford’s Experiment: alpha scattering experiment, interpretation, historical background, deflection of alpha particles.
  • Atomic Structure: energy levels, basic atomic model, energy levels and orbitals.
  • Properties of Radiation: deflection in a magnetic field, penetrating properties, absorption of gamma rays, Geiger counters.
  • Half Life: decay simulation, half life measurement, theory, radiometric dating.
  • Fission: uncontrolled chain reactions, controlled chain reactions, nuclear reactors, critical mass. Quantum Phenomena: the uncertainly principle, photoelectric effect experiment, double slit experiment.
  • Particle Physics: particles, fundamental forces, Feynman diagrams.
  • Decay Mechanisms: alpha decay, beta decay, gamma emission, electron capture, conservation laws, neutrinos and antineutrinos.
  • Special Relativity: reference frames, inertial frames, Galilean relativity, Galilean transforms, Maxwell’s equations, Michelson-Morley experiment, postulates of special relativity, Lorentz transforms, light clocks, time dilation, the twin paradox, simultaneity, length contraction.
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