Modern Physics

The Electron:

Section 1.

Q1. Name 3 properties of the electron.

Q2. What is the function of the deflecting plates in a Cathode ray tube?

Q3. What is the makeup of the screen in the CRT?

Q4. What is thermionic emission?

Q5. What happens to the kinetic energy of an electron as it hits the screen on a CRT?

Section 2.

Q1. What happens to a charge when it enters a high voltage?

Q2. If an electron enters a high voltage of 10KV find the energy it acquires.

Q3. If an electron is in a voltage of 9.5kv find the speed at which it hits the screen of a CRT.

Q4.  What are cathode rays?

Q5. Give some properties of cathode rays.

Section 3.

Q1. Explain what is meant by the photoelectric effect.

Q2. Describe an experiment in which you could demonstrate the photoelectric effect.

Q3. What component of light is the most important in the photoelectric effect?

Q4. Write down an expression that describes Einstein’s photoelectric law.

Q5. Describe Einstein’s photoelectric law in words.

Section 4

Q1. Define the work function and the threshold frequency of a metal. Write down equations that would help you find them.

Q2. What effect does increasing the frequency of light have on the photoelectric effect?

Q3. What would the effect be of increasing the light intensity during the photoelectric effect?

Q4. If light has a frequency of 12X1014 Hz find the energy of the light.

Q5. If light has a wavelength of 869nm find the energy of the light.

Section 5.

Q1. Give some uses of Cathode ray tubes.

Q2. What are X-rays?

Q3. Draw a labelled diagram of an X-ray tube.

Q4. Explain why a target with a high melting point is used in the X-ray tube.

Q5. Give some applications of the photoelectric effect.

Section 6.

Q1. If light with frequency 10X1014Hz hits a metal with threshold frequency of 9X1014Hz calculate the velocity of the emitted electrons.

Q2. Who named the electron & who discovered the size of the charge on it?

Q3. What is a photocell?

Q4. If an electron moves in a circle of radius 3X10-6m and has a speed of 5x105ms-1 find the force on the electron.

Q5. Define the electron volt.

Section 7.

Q1. Find the force on an electron which is in a magnetic field of magnetic flux density 5 Tesla, when it has a speed of 5X107ms-1.

Q2. Find the force on an electron in a magnetic field of magnetic flux Density 7T and a velocity of 20m/s.

Q3. If a photon of light has energy of 2x10-18j find the frequency and the wavelength of the light.

Q4. If a photon of light has energy 6eV find the frequency and wavelength of the light in question.

Q5. Light passes through a diffraction grating of 600 lines per mm. The angle between the first order image on the right and the first order image on the left is 22 degrees. Find the energy of the light.

Q6. Convert the following electron volt values into Joules.

(1)           25 eV             (2) 10 eV            (3) 1 eV

Q7. Convert the following  joule values into Electron volts.

(1)           2j                    (2) 1X10-19j

Section 8.

Q1. An electron has energy of 300X10-18j of energy. Express this energy value in KeV.

Q2. Explain Einstein’s Photoelectric law in words but also give an expression that describes it.

Q3. If and electron enters a voltage of 10KV find the frequency of the X-ray that will be produced when it hits a metal target.

Q4. Find the wavelength of light that has energy of 1x10-20j.

Q5. An electron enters a magnetic field of flux density 4.2T at a velocity of 1x104m/s find the force acting on the electron. How does the electron move? Find the radius of the pattern it carves out.


Atoms & radioactivity

Section 1.

Q1. What are Alpha particles?

Q2. Explain the Rutherford experiment which investigates the structure of the atom with regard to the process he undertook the results he observed and the conclusions he drew.

Q3. Explain the significance of the atomic number and the mass number for elements on the periodic table.

Q4. The AMU is used to describe the mass of atoms. What does AMU stand for and what is 1 AMU in kg?

Q5. Using the maths tables find the mass in kg of a 1H1  ,   2H1,    3H1 atoms. All of these atoms are are Hydrogen in one from or another. What are these kind of variations on the same atoms known as? These three in particular have individual names, write down the names of these elements.


Section 2.

Q1. Explain the following two terms. Continuous Spectra...Line Spectra.

Q2. What is the study of these two types of phenomenon known as?

Q3. If an electron jumps from energy level E1 to energy level E2 and then falls back to E1 with a level energy difference of 1X10-20j. Find the frequency of the photon produced.

Q4. How could the electron in Q3 been given this extra energy?

Q5. Why are line spectra considered to be so valuable to Physicists.


Section 3.

Q1.What is radiation?

Q2. Name the three forms of radiation.

Q3. Explain how the three types of radiation you mentioned in Q2 come about.

Q4. Describe an experiment to show the penetrating power of the three types of radiation.

Q5. Describe an experiment to show that there are infact three different types of radiation.


Section 4.

Q1. Name two devices that can be used to detect radiation.

Q2. Of the two devices you named in Q1. Describe the principal of operation of one of them.

Q3. Write an expression that describes beta radiation.

Q4. If a radioactive isotope 238U92 decays to 230Th90 How many alpha and Beta particles has it lost?

Q5. Show 230Th90 decaying by 2 alpha particles and a Beta particle.


Section 5. 

Q1. Write an expression that shows 238U92 losing an Alpha particle.

Q2. If a radioactive element loses a beta particle in which direction will it go on the periodic table. Explain your thinking.

Q3. If a radioactive atom undergoes alpha emission in which direction will the resulting atom go on the periodic table. Explain your thinking.

Q4. If a gamma radiation photon is emitted from the nucleus of a radioactive atom with a frequency of 2X1020Hz what is the wavelength and the energy of the emitted photon?