Analyze electromagnetic radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum.
- explore the relationship between wavelength and frequency across the electromagnetic spectrum
- include the application of the inverse square law to electromagnetic radiation
- differentiate between wave theory and particulate theory.
- How are wavelength, energy, and frequency related?
- What is the difference between radio waves and X-rays?
- How does the frequency for an AM radio station vary from an FM station?
- When would you apply Planck’s constant?
- When would you apply Einstein’s theory?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
The student will represent, create, and solve problems, including practical problems, involving inverse variation, joint variation, and a combination of direct and inverse variations.
The student, given one of the six trigonometric functions in standard form, will
- state the domain and the range of the function;
- determine the amplitude, period, phase shift, vertical shift, and asymptotes;
- sketch the graph of the function by using transformations for at least a two-period interval; and
- investigate the effect of changing the parameters in a trigonometric function on the graph of the function.
The student will investigate and understand that different frequencies and wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum are phenomena ranging from radio waves through visible light to gamma radiation. Key concepts include
- the properties, behaviors, and relative sizes of radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays;
- wave/particle dual nature of light; and
- current applications based on the respective wavelengths.
The student will investigate and understand how to use the field concept to describe the effects of gravitational, electric, and magnetic forces. Key concepts include
- inverse square laws (Newton’s law of universal gravitation and Coulomb’s law); and
- technological applications.