Energy vs Intensity


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Emily 1E
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Energy vs Intensity

Postby Emily 1E » Wed May 09, 2018 8:27 am

What's the difference between the energy and the intensity of photons/light?

Jack Dias
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Re: Energy vs Intensity

Postby Jack Dias » Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am

As far as I know they are interchangeable, or at least intensity is used to describe how energetic a particle is. Remember that a shorter wavelength and higher frequency makes a particle more energetic and more intense.

madisonhanson1b
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Re: Energy vs Intensity

Postby madisonhanson1b » Wed May 09, 2018 12:28 pm

However, I think you have to be careful because "intensity" of light (or bright vs faint light) does not affect anything during electron emission, whereas wavelength and frequency will affect this.

Jose Hernandez 1D
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Re: Energy vs Intensity

Postby Jose Hernandez 1D » Sun May 13, 2018 11:06 pm

Energy is usually used to describe the overall energy of a wave while intensity is usually used to describe the power per square meter.

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Re: Energy vs Intensity

Postby Jordan Y4D » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:33 pm

I'm pretty sure that energy level refers to the actual amplitude of the waves whereas the intensity would be the actual amount of energy waves.


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