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Chem Midterm Question Q3C

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:57 pm
by William Lan 2l
The computing performance of their supercomputer is only related to the speed of the electron. If more high-energy photons are caught from outer space, would the performance be better?

Why is the answer no?

Re: Chem Midterm Question Q3C

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:01 pm
by Rachel Formaker 1E
If the performance of the supercomputer is only based on the speed of the electrons, the number of electrons is unrelated to performance. If you increase the number of electrons, all of the electrons will still have the same speed, there will just be more of them.

This is similar to the results of the photoelectric experiment. Increasing the intensity of light (which increases the number of photons) will not increase the energy of the individual photons.