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ERIC Number: EJ848948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Nature of Light: II. A Historical Survey from the Planck Era and Implications for Budding Physicists
Oon, Pey Tee; Subramaniam, R.
Physics Education, v44 n4 p392-397 Jul 2009
Following on from our previous article (Oon and Subramaniam 2009 "Phys. Educ." 44 384-91), here we trace ideas on the history of light from the Planck era to modern times. In particular, the seminal contributions of Planck, Einstein and de Broglie are highlighted. Some lesser known facets of the nature of light are also emphasized. It is stressed that budding physicists in schools have a lot to learn from the history of these developments. [For Part I, see EJ848947.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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