HSC Together Year 12 Physics: Photoelectric Effect

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Photoelectric Effect

This section is part of the HSC Physic syllabus Module 7: Nature of Light under Light: Quantum Model.

In this post, we cover the photoelectric effect and how it works.

The following equations are involved in the photoelectric effect:

</p> <p>E = hf</p> <p>KE = frac{1}{2} mv^2</p> <p>c = \lamda v</p> <p>

 

What is the photoelectric effect?

The photoelectric effect is the emission of electrons or other free carriers when electromagnetic radiation, like light, hits a material.

 

How the photoelectric effect works in metals.

 

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