Packets of Energy

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Manya Kidambi 3I
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Packets of Energy

Postby Manya Kidambi 3I » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:52 am

Can someone explain the concept of quanta being "packets of energy?" I'm having trouble visualizing this. (6th Edition page 11)

JT Wechsler 2B
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Re: Packets of Energy

Postby JT Wechsler 2B » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:00 am

Quanta basically means that energy is going to be released or gained in discrete "whole numbers." In other words it is not a continuous spectrum.

Francis_Nguyen3D
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Re: Packets of Energy

Postby Francis_Nguyen3D » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:03 am

Planck proposed the idea that light and other forms of electromagnetic waves were released in certain packets of energy. This became known as "Quanta" because quanta by definition, is a discrete amount of energy proportional between its magnitude and frequency. So, this is known as Planck's constant.


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