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Intensity of light constantwhy rate of emission of electrons changes?

  1. May 17, 2007 #1
    Intensity of light constant..why rate of emission of electrons changes??

    Intensity of light constant..why rate of emission of electrons changes as frequency of the incident light increased??... is the rate increase or decrease??
    help me.. thanks..
     
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  3. May 17, 2007 #2

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    So the energy carried by the light per second stays constant.

    As the frequency of the light increases, what happens to the energy of a single photon? What does this do to the number of photons carried by the light per second, in view of the first statement above?
     
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