Photoelectric Effect

IB Physics: Photoelectric Effect

I often introduce the photoelectric effect by describing the zinc plate on an electroscope experiment and asking students to explain the result using wave theory. According to this the energy of the electron should be related to the brightness not the frequency.The swimming pool is a good analogy to use. Ask students how they would eject a ball from the pool if they were on the other side, by using waves they could do...


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