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Melody Zhang 3L
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Postby Melody Zhang 3L » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Can anyone clarify which equations we need to know? I'm kind of lost with the Rydberg expression v=R(1/n21-1/n22), Weins Law, and the Bohr Frequency condition: hv=E(upper)-E (lower).

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Re: Formulas?

Postby Nicole Lee 4E » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:30 pm

Dr. Lavelle's Quantum World Lecture Outline on his website specifies which equations we need to know.

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Re: Formulas?

Postby ChathuriGunasekera1D » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:42 pm

He also mentioned that he really does not want us using Rhydberg's equation because there's more room for error. He wants us to use E = -hR/(n^2) for each energy level and then go E(final)-E(initial) so that we actually understand the problem and don't get positive and negative signs mixed up. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

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