Equation use

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Matt Sanruk 2H
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Equation use

Postby Matt Sanruk 2H » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:08 am

How would the question be worded in order to tell us to use this equation?

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Re: Equation use

Postby JOtomo1F » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:37 am

I don't think the question would directly tell you to use this equation, but I know when we lectured about the photoelectric effect, this equation was required to complete the worked example. So if you have those notes, I would take a look back at those! We also reference this equation when we derived the De Broglie Equation as well.

Kelvin Chung 1C
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Re: Equation use

Postby Kelvin Chung 1C » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:54 am

If you have one of the two unknown values of this equation (E or v) and need to solve for the other, use this equation.

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Re: Equation use

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04 am

Additionally, the question would have to be dealing with electromagnetic radiation, not electron wave properties. A question relating to the latter would likely use the De Broglie equation or Schrodinger's wave function equation.

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Re: Equation use

Postby Eesha Sohail 1D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:12 pm

The equation is used when referring to the energy of light/electromagnetic radiation, not with matter. v refers to the frequency of the light; if the problem gives you wavelength, you can use to find that frequency. Then you can use Planck's constant to find the energy of the particle. Alternatively, if the energy is given, the E=hv equation can be used in reverse to find the light's frequency.

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Re: Equation use

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:02 pm

you would just have to see what you're looking for and what you're given. I think the best way to learn is through practice.

Jennifer Yang 3F
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Re: Equation use

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:25 pm

I believe they would give you two of three variables (frequency, Planck's variable, and energy), asking you to find the one last variable. Also, you might have to use other equations to find one of those variables.

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