Conversions for units in work function  [ENDORSED]

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Rucha Kulkarni 2A
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Conversions for units in work function

Postby Rucha Kulkarni 2A » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:07 pm

So in some of the solved examples as well as homework questions, the work function is given as eV or keV, where it has to be converted to Joules.
Will the values for these conversions be given to us on the test, or do we need to know them?

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Re: Conversions for units in work function

Postby Leanne Wong 1H » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Lavelle said in class that it would be given to us with the constant but my TA said that we should still know the conversion factors for future reference.

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Re: Conversions for units in work function  [ENDORSED]

Postby Brigitte Phung 1F » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:36 pm

I also remember Lavelle saying he will give us the conversion factors when the values are in units we do not use as often! But to be safe, it always helps to remember the conversion factors. Here they are for eV and keV: 1 eV = 1.602 x 10^-19 J and 1 keV = 1.602 x 10^-16 J.


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