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Inopeki

  • 4 years ago

Why is the photoelectric effect so signifigant?

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  1. JamesJ
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    because it demonstrates the quantized nature of light, and its particle like property.

  2. Inopeki
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    So the double slit experiment was performed after the photoelectric effect was discovered? So they were sure that light is both a particle and a wave?

  3. JamesJ
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    No, Youngs experiment was much earlier, 1801. The photoelectric effect was first observed around 1887.

  4. Inopeki
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    Oh, who observed the photoelectric effect?

  5. JamesJ
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoelectric_effect

  6. Inopeki
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    Thanks

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