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Title Introduction to Discharge Lamps
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.
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Advanced, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Real-world Applications, atom, energy, light, phet activity, photon, radiation
Simulation(s) Neon Lights & Other Discharge Lamps


Author(s) Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins and Carl Wieman
Contact Email sam.mckagan@gmail.com
School / Organization University of Colorado
Date submitted 7/23/06
Date updated 5/19/15