Planck's constant


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Aria Soeprono 2F
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Planck's constant

Postby Aria Soeprono 2F » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:21 pm

In the equation E=hv, I understand that h is Planck's constant, but how was this derived and what exactly does it mean?

Elisa Bass 4L
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Re: Planck's constant

Postby Elisa Bass 4L » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:47 pm

I believe Lavelle said that Planck’s constant is the proportionality constant derived from experimental data on the relationship between energy and frequency, since energy and frequency are proportional. If you were to graph them both on a regular coordinate plane, the data points would be in a straight line extending from the origin with a slope equal to Planck’s constant.

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Re: Planck's constant

Postby Madeline Motamedi 4I » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:25 am

Can you explain each part of this equation and the relationships between each variable? I want to make sure I'm understanding it correctly.

Adrienne_4F
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Re: Planck's constant

Postby Adrienne_4F » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:09 pm

E is the energy of the particle or photon, with the units joules.
H is just Planck's constant, which is 6.63 X 10^-34 joules X second.
V is the frequency, with the units Hertz or S^-1.

Energy and frequency are directly proportional, therefore when frequency increases, energy increases.

taywebb
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Re: Planck's constant

Postby taywebb » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:55 pm

Will I ever have a need to convert Hertz to Joules? or would they stay separate?

Athena L 1B
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Re: Planck's constant

Postby Athena L 1B » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 pm

If you ever needed to, you would just need to multiply the hertz by something that has units J x s, which planck's constant has.


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