Seminar in quantum physics and theory of relativity education

Seminar in quantum physics and theory of relativity education

Code: 63129
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Matko Glunčić - Lectures
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Seminar 45
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Description:
COURSE GOALS: The main goals of the course Seminar in Methodology of Teaching of Quantum Physics and Theory of Relativity are to develop and improve student competencies in teaching physics in the fourth year of high school, to use interactive teaching methods in topics that seem difficult and abstract, and to use interactive computer simulations in teaching when no classic experiments are available.

LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena)
1.10. integrate physics and informatics content knowledge with knowledge of pedagogy, psychology, didactics and teaching methods courses;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.9. create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning and promotes continuing development of pupils' skills and knowledge;
2.10. plan and design appropriate teaching lessons and learning activities based on curriculum goals and principles of interactive enquiry-based teaching;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.1. develop a critical scientific attitude towards research in general, and in particular by learning to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely;
4.4. use the written and oral English language communication skills that are essential for pursuing a career in physics, informatics and education;
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information;
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics, informatics and education.

LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
* state and describe students' difficulties related to quantum physics and the theory of relativity
* explain and apply the key physical ideas, models and laws of quantum physics / theory of relativity in a way accessible to students
* prepare lesson plan on the topic in quantum physics / theory of relativity for the fourth year of high school
* use interactive simulations in teaching quantum physics / theory of relativity

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
1) (3 periods) Students' difficulties with the quantum physics.
2) (3 periods) Blackbody radiation. Photoelectric effect.
3) (3 periods) Atomic spectra. Lasers.
4) (3 periods) Models of the atom.
5) (3 periods) Writing lesson plans for high school.
6) (3 periods) X-ray radiation and Compton scattering.
7) (3 periods) Electron diffraction. Wave-particle duality.
8) (3 periods) Schrödinger equation. The uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics.
9) (3 periods) Quantum numbers and structure of the atom.
10) (3 periods) Radioactivity. Fission and fusion.
11) (3 periods) Elementary particles. Modern devices and quantum physics.
12) (3 periods) Students' difficulties with the special theory of relativity.
13) (3 periods) Postulates of special theory of relativity. Inertial systems. Simultaneity.
14) (3 periods) Time dilation. Length contraction.
15) (3 periods) Rest energy. Relativistic dynamics.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students are required to regularly attend the seminar (at least 80%) and to give two seminars.

GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
The final grade is formed based on the given seminars (70%) and active participation in seminar discussions (30%).
Literature:
  1. Radni listovi koje studenti dobiju na nastavi
  2. Interaktivne simulacije PhET razvijene na Sveučilištu Colorado
  3. Bilo koji udžbenik iz kvantne fizike i teorije relativnosti (npr. Resnick, Halliday: Basic concepts in relativity and early quantum theory, John Wiley & Sons, 1985)
  4. Bilo koji odobreni udžbenik iz fizike za 4. razred srednje škole
  5. Bilo koji sveučilišni udžbenik iz opće fizike koji uključuje teme iz moderne fizike (npr. Young, Freedman: University Physics, Pearson, Addison Wesley, 2004)
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Electrodynamics
Passed : Quantum Physics
9. semester
Izborni predmeti 5 - Mandatory studij - Physics and Computer Science Education
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