Calculating the energy of a photon  [ENDORSED]


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Cytlalli 1B
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Calculating the energy of a photon

Postby Cytlalli 1B » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:32 pm

In example 1.4, question a asks what is the energy of a single photon of blue light of frequency 6.4x10^14 Hz. To solve you use the equation E(1 photon)=hv. We are solving for e and I already know h being the frequency of the blue light but how do I find v? The example shows that you get (6.626x10^-34 J x s) as v and I don't know how they got this answer.

Megan Potter 1G
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Re: Calculating the energy of a photon

Postby Megan Potter 1G » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 pm

h is just Planck's constant which is 6.626x10^-34 and v is your frequency
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Lily Emerson 1I
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Re: Calculating the energy of a photon  [ENDORSED]

Postby Lily Emerson 1I » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:41 pm

h=6.626 x 10^-34, which is planck's constant. v is the frequency of blue light, which is the 6.4 x 10^14 that you'd found before


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