QuarkNet STEP UP: Careers in Physics
Lesson #2 in QuarkNet STEP UP Series on diversity and inclusion.
Energy, Momentum, and Mass
Students examine data to find how energy, momentum, and mass are related.
Students construct histograms, identify the best value to represent the data, and report the uncertainty in their answers.
What Heisenberg Knew
Heisenberg knew that, at the quantum level, we cannot know everything, at least not all at once. Students explore uncertainties in measurements of complimentary variables to find this out for themselves.
The Case of the Hidden Neutrino
Students use momentum conservation to examine the decay of top-antitop pairs to determine what is missing from the event.
Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice
Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.
Signal and Noise: Cosmic Muons
In this introductory tutorial that, students learn about how to distinguish muon signals from background and instrumental noise.
Rolling with Rutherford
Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.
Making it ‘Round the Bend - Qualitative
Students explore the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
Calculate the Top Quark Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.