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Discuss how Einsteins suggestion that light may be treated as 'particles ' or quanta of energy can explain the observations of the photoelectric effect.

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From the observations of the photoelectric effect, one can conclude the following: When a metal is irradiated by light above some threshold frequency, electrons from the metal escape. Below the ...

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The following posting discusses Einstein's theory that light could be both a wave and a particle.

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(b) Calculate the droplet radius.
µm
(b) Calculate the mass of the droplet.
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Red cm

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