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1905 - Einstein

The emission of electrons from a surface (usually metallic) upon exposure to, and absorption of, electromagnetic radiation.

The photoelectric effect was explained mathematically by Einstein who extended the work on QUANTA as developed by Planck.

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1909 - Robert Millikan

This experiment determined the magnitude of the electronic charge, and that it was QUANTISED.

This value is approximately

Note: An electron volt (eV) is the amount of energy it takes to accelerate one electron through a potential of one volt. Thus, 1eV

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Prince Louis de Broglie - 1932

De Broglie discovered that all particles with momentum have an associated wavelength.

What is the wavelength of a human being, assuming he/she weighs 70 kg, and is running at 25 m/s?

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1898 - Thomson

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1911 -Rutherford

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1913 - Rutherford/Bohr

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Atomic Line Spectra

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General expression:

Lyman: n>1 (ultraviolet)

Balmer: n>2 (visible)

Paschen: n>3 (infrared)

Brackett: n>4 (infrared)

Pfund: n>5 (infrared)

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Energy and frequency:

The photoelectric effect:

De Broglie wavelength:

Angular frequency:

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Equations of interest (non-examinable!)

Planck’s constant:

Wave vector:

Schroedinger:

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Anyone who has not been shocked by quantum physics has not understood it.

The word 'quantum' refers to this peculiar aspect of nature that goes against common sense.

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Very interesting theory - it makes no sense at all!

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- Learning Objectives
- Albert Einstein 1879-1955
- Niels Bohr 1885-1962
- Werner Heisenberg 1901-1976
- Erwin Schroedinger 1887-1961
- Prince Louis de Broglie 1892-1987
- Max Planck 1858-1947
- The photoelectric effect
- Millikan’s oil drop experiment
- De broglie wavelength
- Nuclear atom structures
- Summary of important equations
- Richard Feynman 1918-1988
- Groucho Marx 1890-1977
- Quantum theory
- The future of quantum?

- Practical Applications of Solar Energy
- Heat-Energy on the Move
- Newton’s law of universal gravitation
- Newton’s third law of motion
- Madame Marie Curie
- Soil and Plant Nutrition
- Sensory and Motor Mechanisms

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