Photoelectric Effect

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Topic Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:

  • Perform and describe simple experiments to illustrate the photoelectric effect;
  • Explain the factors affecting photoelectric emission;
  • Apply the equation E=hc/λ to calculate the energy photons,
  • Define threshold frequency, work function and the electron volt;
  • Explain photoelectric emission using Einstein equation (hf = hf0 + ½mv2);
  • Explain the applications of photoelectric effect;
  • Solve numerical problems involving photoelectric emissions.
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  • 6 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Unit Certificate
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