This chapter is a short non-mathematical course introducing high school physics students and interested non-scientists to the physics of the atomic nucleus and to phenomena associated with nuclear fission.
The first part of this chapter helps explain a couple of the remaining fundamental questions of physics: What are the building blocks of matter and what are the forces that hold these particles together?
This chapter explains current experiments in particle physics, the large particle colliders, and other equipment and instrumentation used in attempts to tease data to validate or reject several emerging theories.
This chapter has been cast into a series of 11 major questions in an effort to lead the student through an understanding of how modern physics came about, some of its components, some lingering problems in its theories, and some of its implications.
This chapter addresses major medical imaging technologies and their foundations in physics, specifically ultrasound. Today we have access to incredibly advanced non-invasive imaging technology for the analysis of our health.
This chapter presents 15 physics experiments that utilize 21st century technology to conduct investigations that can be used in the high school classroom. The PASCO Xplorer GLX handheld interface is highlighted with downloadable labs hyperlinked throughout the chapter.
This chapter presents several examples of how physics content can be taught using modeling and simulation. Modeling and simulation have been used for design, test, evaluation, and training in the industry for several decades.
It is valuable to model and simulate complex systems to better understand how they work and improve their design. Physical laws and assumptions are applied using a computer program to simulate the motion of NASA’s Launch Abort System.
The CK-12 21st Century Physics FlexBook is a collaborative effort of the Secretaries of Education and Technology and the Department of Education that seeks to elevate the quality of physics instruction across the Commonwealth of Virginia.