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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This digital lab introduces the concept of how quantum mechanics and light relate with respect to the Hydrogen atom. The module revolves around the Hydrogen Atom Simulator, a Bohr model version of a idealized hydrogen atom as it interacts with photons of various wavelengths. Watch the electron jump to higher energy levels as it absorbs photons, then emit photon(s) and drop back to a lower level. Students can drag the electron between levels and shoot photons of different wavelength/frequency at the atom.

The module also includes an instructor's manual, student guide, worksheets, and background information requisite to understanding the concepts. The Thermal Distribution histogram gives a temperature dependent plot of occupied states for many, many atoms.

See Related Materials for two additional simulation-based resources devoted to the same topic, recommended by the editors.

This is part of a collection of astronomy applets.

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Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
= Absorption
= Atomic Models
= Electron Properties
Quantum Physics
- Bound State Systems
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Interactive Simulation
= Model
= Problem/Problem Set
= Student Guide
- Dataset
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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Keywords:
bohr model, electron cloud, energy , energy levels, hydrogen atom, orbitals, photon, temperature
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K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hydrogen/hydrogen.html).
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K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hydrogen Energy Levels Lab, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hydrogen/hydrogen.html>.
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Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hydrogen Energy Levels Lab. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hydrogen/hydrogen.html
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Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hydrogen Energy Levels Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hydrogen/hydrogen.html (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hydrogen Energy Levels Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hydrogen/hydrogen.html>.
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