HS-PS4-3: Wave-Particle Duality of Electromagnetic Radiation

Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how the experimental evidence supports the claim and how a theory is generally modified in light of new evidence. Examples of a phenomenon could include resonance, interference, diffraction, and photoelectric effect.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include using quantum theory.




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Electromagnetic radiation (e.g. radio, microwaves, light)
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Wave model
Particle model
Wave-particle duality
Phenomena (e.g. interference, photoelectric effect)
System models

Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other. (Systems and System Models)


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