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Photoelectric Effect and Conic section

  1. Oct 18, 2015 #1
    Hi. I'm highschool student who is doing a math project.
    Yesterday, my project partner (to be precise, his teacher) told me that one can
    prove the photoelectric effect with conic section, especially with hyperbola.
    (But, actually, I can't even understand the meaning of the statement. For me, those seem unrelated with each other.)

    Anyway.

    Do you have any idea?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 20, 2015 #2
    Yes, even I can't understand this. Perhaps you should revert back to the professor and ask him what he meant? I've never heard of any such "proof".
     
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