**Introductory Astronomy Lecture Series**

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# Astronomy Lesson 35: The Bohr Model of the Atom

The Bohr Model of the atom is the standard way that introductory astronomy textbooks seek to demonstrate the link between atomic spectra and Kirchhoff's Laws of spectroscopy. It's important to motivate it with the essentials of quantum mechanics. Here, we add in Einstein's and deBroglie's and Schroedinger's contributions, but we lean back towards the "Astro 101" understanding of the atom.

- Johannes Rydberg
- Rydberg formula
- The Bohr Model: I
- The Bohr Model: II
- Neils Bohr
- deBroglie's Matter Waves
- Louis de Broglie
- Einstein's Photoelectric Effect
- Electron Diffraction
- Kirchoff's Laws of spectroscopy
- Schrödinger equation
- Wave-Particle Duality
- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle