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|Authors||Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, and Carl Wieman|
|School / Organization||University of Colorado|
|Title||Understanding the Photoelectric Effect|
|Keywords||Quantum Mechanics, photon, field, current, phet activity, quantum|
|Description||This is a homework activity designed to help students understand how the photoelectric effect experiment works and why a photon model of light is necessary to explain the results. It was developed to be used in a sophomore level modern physics class, after lecture instruction on the photoelectric effect. For more details about the course, please see: http://per.colorado.edu/modern. This activity was used in a course where questions were constrained to being multiple choice or numeric for computer grading, so it is not as inquiry based.|
|Level||Undergraduate - Intro, Undergraduate - Advanced|
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