Equation units

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Emma Randolph 1J
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Equation units

Postby Emma Randolph 1J » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 am

For the photoelectric effect equation, do we need to use kg or g? In most examples I've only seen kg but could you also use grams for determing the energy?

Anusha 1H
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Re: Equation units

Postby Anusha 1H » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:05 am

I think we're supposed to use kg. If given g, for the photoelectric effect equation in particular, convert to kg first.
This is because when determining values for things like kinetic energy, the units are kgm2s-2, which is equivalent to Joules.

Kailey Nichols 4B
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Re: Equation units

Postby Kailey Nichols 4B » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:29 pm

We need to use kg because in the photoelectric effect equation: K = E - , Kinetic energy is measured in Joules (J) and one Joule is equal to 1 kgm2/s2

Kyither Min 2K
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Re: Equation units

Postby Kyither Min 2K » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:49 pm

kg since the measurement of SI unit , Joules, is kgm^2/s^2 so we use kg

Kelly Hollman
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Re: Equation units

Postby Kelly Hollman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:46 pm

I agree, kg is the SI unit for mass.


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