How do I use Planck's constant?  [ENDORSED]


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Rogelio Bazan 1D
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How do I use Planck's constant?

Postby Rogelio Bazan 1D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:12 pm

I am reviewing the photoelectric effect and the behavior of light is described as photons but I am unsure where to use Planck's constant in an equation all I know is that Planck's constant is 6.63x10^-34 J*sec
Anyone mind telling me where to go from here I am just feeling confused, Thank you.

Jasmine Emtage-1J
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Re: How do I use Planck's constant?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jasmine Emtage-1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:15 pm

In the equation for the energy per photon, E=hv, h is Planck's constant and it's multiplied by frequency (v). I hope that helps!

Kate Manganaro 1F
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Re: How do I use Planck's constant?

Postby Kate Manganaro 1F » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:07 pm

Planck's constant is used in the equation E=hv where E is the amount of energy, h is Planck's Constant, and v is the frequency of the wave.

Steve H
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Re: How do I use Planck's constant?

Postby Steve H » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 pm

When is planck's constant applicable though? Like when would I use it to answer a question?

Rebecca Chu 1C
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Re: How do I use Planck's constant?

Postby Rebecca Chu 1C » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:53 pm

Planck's constant is used to calculate the energy of one photon in a wavelength. (Dr. Lavelle showed us an example where we use Planck's constant in Friday's lecture.)


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