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Activities

Small Group Activity

30 min.

de Broglie wavelength after freefall
In this activity students combine energy conservation with the relationship between the de Broglie wavelength and momentum to find the wavelength of atoms that have been dropped a given distance.
This very short lecture introduces Wein's displacement law.

Small Group Activity

30 min.

Optical depth of atmosphere
In this activity students estimate the optical depth of the atmosphere at the infrared wavelength where carbon dioxide has peak absorption.
  • Found in: Contemporary Challenges course(s)