Important Experiments / Phenomena/ Effects

pamel
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Important Experiments / Phenomena/ Effects

Postby pamel » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Could you enumerate some of the important Experiments / Phenomena PGRE student should be familiar with.....

I knew a few of them...

Michelson Morley - To invalidate the Ether Drag Hypothesis
Stern Gerlach -- Spin Related
Photo Electric Effect
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blackcat007
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Re: Important Experiments / Phenomena/ Effects

Postby blackcat007 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:23 pm

pamel wrote:Could you enumerate some of the important Experiments / Phenomena PGRE student should be familiar with.....

I knew a few of them...

Michelson Morley - To invalidate the Ether Drag Hypothesis
Stern Gerlach -- Spin Related
Photo Electric Effect
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...

einstein de haas effect
compton scattering
zeeman effect
doppler effect both for mechanical and em waves
hall effect
rutherford's exp
davisson germer
thompson's scattering
debye's explanation of sp heat (its somewhat a theory though)
spin orbit coupling
phenomena of alpha and beta decay
young's double slit
bragg's scattering
frank hertz exp
moseley's x-ray exp
internal conversion
laue's scattering
pair production/annihilation
superfluidity of liq He
superconductivity
semiconductivity

nathan12343
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Re: Important Experiments / Phenomena/ Effects

Postby nathan12343 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:09 am

I would suggest any decent (think sophomore-level) book on modern physics, e.g. Taylor & Zafiratos or Halliday & Resnick, with an eye for these sorts of things. Most of the ones you will need for the test will be covered in some detail.




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