Test #2 Question #2b

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Test #2 Question #2b

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:44 pm

Hi, can someone explain how does the speed of the ejected electron in part (a) change when the intensity of the light is increased?

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Re: Test #2 Question #2b

Postby Jerome Mercado 2J » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:14 pm

Since the electron can be already ejected surpassing threshold energy, increasing the intensity of the light increases the amount of ejected electrons and the speed of which electrons are ejected. This is because light intensity is directly proportional to frequency as a mechanical view of light (kinetics).

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Re: Test #2 Question #2b

Postby 505211599 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:19 pm

The speed of an ejected electron is not dependent on the intensity of the photon because, as we know, the photoelectric effect theorized that the light is not thought of as a wave propagating through space but instead thought of as quantized packets of energy. Because of this, the energy is dependent on hv, where v is frequency.

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Re: Test #2 Question #2b

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:25 pm

okay, thank you!

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Re: Test #2 Question #2b

Postby Sapna Ramappa 1J » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:41 pm

If the electron is ejected, then increasing the intensity of the light will increase the number of ejected photons, but this does not have an effect on the speed of the ejected electron.


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