Hydrogen Atom Simulator (NAAP)
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This simulator models a hydrogen atom and its interactions with light,
demonstrating the quantum nature of absorption and emission.
Slide the wavelength (light) bar (located at the bottom of
the simulator) and fire off a photon and see what
happens. Keep playing with the slider until you find the
wave length where the hydrogen atom absorbs and emits the
photon. Note: radiant heating and cooling systems
operate in the long wave range between 3.0μm to 30μm
in the far infrared region. This simulation
is part of the Coordinates and Motions module of the ClassAction project, a collection of think-pair-share
questions and resources for astronomy education.
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