Episode 501: Spectra and Energy Levels

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Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode helps students to understand the emission spectra of white light and from standard discharge lamps. There are a range of activities that include discussion, demonstrations, experiments and calculations.

The activities in this learning episode include:
* looking at emission spectra
* the meaning of quantisation
* energy levels in a hydrogen atom
* calculating frequencies
* distinguishing quantisation and continuity
* photon flux
* relating photon energy to frequency

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