Physics A-Z

Guess the answers to these physics facts starting with each letter of the alphabet.
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Last updated: May 6, 2021
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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
Was first 'split' in 1917
Atom
B
Particles with integer spin
Boson
C
Ability of a system to store charge
Capacitance
D
Phenomena when a wave encounters a slit
Diffraction
E
German physicist known for E=mc2
Einstein
F
Method to represent a function as a sum of sine waves
Fourier Series
G
Law defining the electric flux, named after a German mathematician and physicist
Gauss's Law
H
Space telescope launched in 1990
Hubble
I
Variant of the same element with a different number of nucleons
Isotope
J
Largest planet in our solar system
Jupiter
K
Absolute unit of temperature
Kelvin
L
Elementary particles such as electrons and muons
Lepton
M
Scottish scientist known for his equations of electromagnetism
Maxwell
N
Neutral sub-atomic particle found in the nucleus
Neutron
O
Branch of physics describing the interaction of light
Optics
P
One of the four fundamental states of matter
Plasma
Q
Fundamental particle with six 'flavours'
Quark
R
When electromagnetic radiation is increased in wavelength
Redshift
S
Austrian Physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1933 for the formulation of the equation that governs the wave function of a quantum mechanical system
Schrödinger
T
Rotational force
Torque
U
Principle asserting a limit to the precision a certain pair of properties can be known
Uncertainty Principle
V
Earth sized planet in our solar system
Venus
W
Minimum energy needed to 'free' an electron from a surface
Work Function
X
Type of electromagnetic radiation
X-Ray
Y
Scientist known for his double slit experiment
Young
Z
Effect of splitting spectral lines with the presence of a magnetic field, named after a dutch physicist
Zeeman Effect
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Level 66
Mar 24, 2021
couldn't I also be ion?
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Level 55
Mar 27, 2021
Good point, an ion is a charged atom whereas, an isotope is the same element with a different number of neutrons. Maybe I should be more specific with the clue. Thank you.
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Level 57
May 4, 2021
Very easy quiz, learnt this is the second quarter of grade 11. Can you also accept Heisenberg's uncertainty principle as a valid answer?
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Level 58
May 4, 2021
doesn’t really begin with U
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Level 81
May 4, 2021
Ah.. diffraction. I got stuck on diffusion.
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Level 90
May 4, 2021
The answer for N is used in the clue for I. Maybe one of those should be changed?
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Level 55
May 6, 2021
Good spot, I've updated the clue for I.