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Title Understanding the Photoelectric Effect
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.
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Advanced, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework
Answers Included No
Language Engleski
Keywords Quantum Mechanics, current, field, phet activity, photon, quantum
Simulation(s) Fotoelektrični efekt

Author(s) Sam McKagan, Kathy Perkins, and Carl Wieman
School / Organization University of Colorado
Date submitted 2006.07.23
Date updated 2010.04.20