Light And Quantized Energy

Electromagnetic Radiation
A Form of energy that exhibits wavelike behavior as ir travels through space
Wavelength

Represented by λ

The Shortest distance between equal points on a continuous wave

Frequency

Represented by ν

The Number of waves that pass a given point per second

Amplitude
The Wave’s height from the origin to crest, or the origin to trough.
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Encompasses all forms of EM radiation, with the only differences in the types of Radiation are their frequencies and wavelengths.
Quantum
The minimum amount of energy that can be gained or lost by an atom.
Planck’s Constant

is a Value of 6.626 X 10ˆ-34J

Where J is the symbol for joule which is the SI unit of energy

Photoelectric Effect
a Phenomenon in which photoelectrons are emitted from a metal’s surface when light of a certain freq. shines on the surface.
Photon
a Particle of EM radiation with no mass that carries a quantum of energy
Atomic Emission Spectrum
The Set of frequencies of the EM waves emitted by atoms of the element.
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