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B) Einstein explains photoelectric effect

 

 

1) Light intensity and electron emission explained.

 

 

Photons are received individually
Each photon emits e -  

 

 

Light emitted as particles
(quanta of light - photon)

 

 

Bright Light

 

 

 Dim Light

(Lots of photons)

 (few photons)

 

 

 

 

High Frequency Light

Low Frequency Light

(High Energy Photons)

(Low Energy Photons)

 

 

 

 

Brightness (Intensity) - measure of # of photons emitted.

 

 

Frequency measure of energy of light
 


Photon Energy = 5 eV

KE = 2 eV

 

 

 

**eV - electron volts - unit of energy

 

 

 

 

 

How much work did this photon have to do to remove the electron? 

 

 

 

Answer: 3 eV

 

 

 

 

 

What would happen if a photon
 of 2 eV hit the same metal?

 

Photon Energy = 5 eV KE = 2 eV

 

 

 

 

Photon would not have enough energy to emit an electron

Photon Energy = 5 eV KE = 2 eV

 

 

 

 

Emax = hf - Wo

 

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