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This course will bring students to retrace the thinking paths of physicists in the early 20th century to unravel the mysteries of atoms. The course includes lectures, experiments, and a visit. Students will glimpse through the basic concepts of quantum physics, such as wave particle duality, quantization, wave function and its probabilistic interpretation, spin, and their applications to understand some atomic and nuclear phenomena, including energy levels in atoms, atomic spectra, formation of molecules, as well as a more advanced topic on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is now widely applied to medical imaging.
Students will gain hands-on experience in using modern laboratory equipments to measure atomic spectra, and determine the charge mass ratio of electron. A visit to a company in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park will also be included to let students see the operation of a medical MRI machine.
|Category:||Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing|
|Learning outcomes:||Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:|
|Medium of Instruction:||Cantonese supplemented with English|
|Recognition:||No. of Academy unit(s): 1.5
* A certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to student upon completion.
Students who are promoting to S4-S6 students who have basic knowledge on mechanics and waves
Students who took CUSA1025 Unravel the Mysteries of an Atom are not recommended to take this course.
Summer 2013; Summer 2014; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Summer 2017; Summer 2018; Summer 2019
|Application Method:||SAYT Online application|