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Homework Help: Photoelectric Effect and the conversion ofPlank's constant from V.S to J.S

  1. Jan 19, 2012 #1
    i graphed cut-off voltage verses frequency.
    when i figured out plank's constant so when i calculated the slope of the function i got 4.224x10-15. My question is how to convert V.s to J.s for the value of h

    hereS the question

    calculate the slope of the graph (in V.s)
    plank's constant is the slope of a graph of maximum kinetic evergy vs frequency so we need to convert cut-off coltage to maximum kinetic energy. we can use the equation.
    eV=change in kinetic energy
    because cut-off voltage just stops the most energetic electron.
    convert the value of your slope to J.s and compare your value to the accepted value of plank's constant.
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  3. Jan 19, 2012 #2
    If you have plotted KEmax against frequency the units on each axis should be eV (or maybe Joules) and s^-1 (frequency unit)
    Can you see what units the gradient of a graph on these axes will be?
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