Monthly Archives: August 2013

Development of Quantum Physics III – Finally, the Photoelectric Effect Can be Understood

The third part of this series is about the photoelectric effect.

At first, I’ll try to describe this phenomenon in terms of classical physics, but I’ll fail at it. If we, though, make use of Planck’s quantum hypothesis as explained in the previous article, the discrepancies resulting from the classical viewpoint will resolve and we will gain a deeper understanding of the interaction between radiation and matter. Read the rest of this entry

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