Inquiry question: What evidence supports the particle model of light and what are the implications of this evidence for the development of the quantum model of light?
● analyse the experimental evidence gathered about black body radiation, including Wien’s Law related to Planck’s contribution to a changed model of light (ACSPH137)
– ?max = b/T
● investigate the evidence from photoelectric effect investigations that demonstrated inconsistency with the wave model for light (ACSPH087, ACSPH123, ACSPH137)
● analyse the photoelectric effect ?max = ℎ? − ? as it occurs in metallic elements by applying the law of conservation of energy and the photon model of light, (ACSPH119)
Extract from Physics Stage 6 Syllabus © 2017 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)