Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 19:48:13 -0500

Author: "George M. Caplan"

Subject: "Photon" Lab

Post:

Our introductory physics course does not cover modern physics.
In the optics sections we do 4 labs:
1. Reflection & refraction
2. Simple lenses
3. Human vision
4. Interference & diffraction
I would like to add a lab that introduces the concept of a photon.
This lab would, most likely, be done without support from
the lecture course. i.e. The lecture portion of the course
would not discuss photons.
Is there a good lab - photoelectric effect or other --
that could serve this purpose?

Thanks.

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