ejecting electrons

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ejecting electrons

Postby danielruiz1G » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:45 pm

when ejecting electrons does amplitude of wavelength have anything to do with it?

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Re: ejecting electrons

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:57 pm

wavelenght does but amplitude doesn't, so shortning the wavlenght will help ejection but amplitude will have no effect

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Re: ejecting electrons

Postby Briana Lopez 4K » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:42 am

Amplitude relates to the intensity of the light. If there is a higher wavelength, then there are more photons and a brighter light.

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Re: ejecting electrons

Postby Cindy Nguyen 1L » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:20 am

To add on to the replies above,

A greater amplitude would mean more photons. If all these photons had a high enough frequency, then more electrons can be emitted.

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Re: ejecting electrons

Postby Jaedyn_Birchmier3F » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:19 pm

In lecture on Monday Dr. Lavelle talked about the experiment pertaining to the photoelectic effect. The amount of energy needed to remove an electron from a metal relies solely on the amount fo photons present and in this case amplitude is not relevant as it is a wave property.

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