Focus 1.3


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Riya Sood 4G
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Focus 1.3

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:35 pm

In each second, a certain lamp produces 2.4 x 10^21 photons
with a wavelength of 633 nm. How much power (in watts) is produced as radiation at this wavelength (1W=1 J/s)?

What is the answer and how do we solve this problem?

Julie_Reyes1B
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Re: Focus 1.3

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:49 pm

Hi,
The answer in the text book is 750 W. First, use the equation c= to solve for frequency. Then, use the equation E=hv to solve for the energy of one photon. Then, multiply your answer by the number of photons indicated in the problem. Since this is the amount of energy released each second, the answer is in Joules per seconds, which is Watts.
Hope this helps!

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Re: Focus 1.3

Postby Cynthia Rodas 4H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:20 pm

In order to find the amount of power produced in watts, you would use the equation:


This equation is used to help you find the energy per photon. From here, you would plug in Planck's constant (6.62608 x 10-34 J.s), the speed of light (2.998 x 108 m/s), and the given wavelength converted into meters (633 x 10 -9 m).
After plugging in everything, you should get 3.14 x 10^-19 J/photon. So then you would multiply that by 2.4 x 10^21 photons to get 750 J. Recall that watts is 1 J/s, so you would divide the answer by 1 second to get 750 J/s.


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