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|Authors||Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins and Carl Wieman|
|School / Organization||University of Colorado|
|Title||Introduction to Discharge Lamps|
|Keywords||Real-world Applications, light, radiation, phet activity, photon, energy, atom|
|Description||This is a homework activity that designed to help students understand how a discharge lamp works and how energy is transferred in each process involved in a discharge lamps. It was developed to be used in a modern physics class, after lecture instruction on atomic transitions and discharge lamps. For more details about the course, please see: http://per.colorado.edu/modern. This activity was used in a course where questions were constrained to being multiple choice or numeric for computer grading, so it is not as inquiry based.|
|Level||Undergraduate - Intro, Undergraduate - Advanced|
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