When to use Planck's Constant  [ENDORSED]

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Matia Kim 1B
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When to use Planck's Constant

Postby Matia Kim 1B » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:46 pm

I know that Planck's Constant is 6.626 x 10^-34 J S but what's the significance of it and when do you use it?

Betty Wolkeba section 1L
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Re: When to use Planck's Constant

Postby Betty Wolkeba section 1L » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Plank's constant is the amount of energy a photon carries with the frequency of its electromagnetic wave. We use it whenever we solve for the energy per photon (E= frequency x plank's constant)

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Re: When to use Planck's Constant

Postby Danielle Sumilang - 1F » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:00 pm

You use Planck's Constant(h) when finding the energy of a photon (E=hv). Based off of this equation, we know that Energy and frequency are directly proportional. If I'm not mistaken, I remember Dr. Lavelle mentioned in the Photoelectric module video that when you graph the energy of the photon against the frequency, the proportionality constant is Planck's constant. Similar to how m represents the slope in the formula y=mx, h represents the slope of the formula E=hv.

Aryana Nazem 1A
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Re: When to use Planck's Constant

Postby Aryana Nazem 1A » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41 pm

For question 9 chapter one, when we are given a frequency of 300 MHz and we want to find the energy per photon I presume we just plug it into the E=hv formula but when i do this I get 2 x 10 ^-37 which is not the write answer for E.

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Re: When to use Planck's Constant

Postby Nimrat Brar 1E » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 pm

When calculating a photon's energy from its wavelength, you would use planck's constant. It is significant because it links the amount of energy a photon carries with the frequency of its electromagnetic wave.

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Re: When to use Planck's Constant  [ENDORSED]

Postby Myles Chang 1B » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:26 pm

Use Planck's constant whenever you see the letter "h" in an equation you need to use on the sheet provided on top of the test.


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