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Homework Help: Albert and the Photoelectric Effect

  1. Dec 12, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    My question isn't about a specific problem, but I was wondering if anyone had a good website that explicitly explains Einstein's experiment for the Photoelectric Effect. I've had trouble finding what he did. The only procedures that I've come across are those of proving he was right.

    Any help is appreciated.
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  3. Dec 12, 2007 #2
    I believe Einstein just predicted it in 1905 and Millikan proved it 10 or some odd years later. He was a relatively smart guy or something.
  4. Dec 12, 2007 #3
    Einstein didn't carry out any experiment. He merely proposed what happens when a photon hits the surface of a metal plate.

    Milikan's experiment confirmed Einstein's prediction.

    Einstein is a theoretical physicists... And as far as I know, this guy don't really like the experimental side of Physics.
  5. Dec 12, 2007 #4
    Thanks so much
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