Planck's constant  [ENDORSED]


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Planck's constant

Postby Adrienne B 1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi! Does anyone know where planck's constant actually comes from?

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Re: Planck's constant

Postby melodyso1K » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:00 pm

The Planck's constant relates energy in a photon of electromagnetic radiation to the frequency of that radiation. The constant is approximately 6.626176 x 10^-34 J/s and can also be shown as "h" in h=E/v.

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Re: Planck's constant  [ENDORSED]

Postby Josian1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 pm

The constant was found experimentally when Planck was studying blackbody radiation. He basically found that radiation (eg light) is emitted/absorbed in discrete energy packets (quanta). This is determined by the relationship between the frequency of radiation and Planck's constant. Here's a pretty cool video if you want to learn more about it and how it relates to Quantum Mechanics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... QSbms5MDvY

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Re: Planck's constant

Postby Vivian Gonzalez 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:26 pm

Planck's constant came about from his studies of black-body radiation. He proposed the exchange of energy between matter and radiation occurs in quanta of energy. You can read more about this in the textbook on page 9-11.


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