Wave vs. Particle Model

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Wave vs. Particle Model

Postby VioletKo3F » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:08 pm

What do we need to know about the wave vs particle model of electromagnetic radiation? How would it be covered on a midterm if it did show up?

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Re: Wave vs. Particle Model

Postby AVerma_F19 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:19 pm

I imagine there would be an experimental set up where we were to determine how an electron/photon will act in a certain situation as a wave/particle. Or, we could be asked to use one of the equations (De Broglie, etc) to calculate energy of a particle.

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Re: Wave vs. Particle Model

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:45 pm

You should know that intensity pertaining to wave model is proportional to the amplitude of the wave. Contrastingly, in the particle model, intensity is proportional to the number of photons present at each instant.
Another thing to remember is that in the particle model work function/threshold must be met to emit a photon (despite how high the intensity which would work if the electron 100% exhibited wave properties, hence the particle-wave duality). I hope this helps !

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