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chapter 5


wavelength the shortest distance between equivalent points on a continous wave
electromagnetic radiation a form of energy exhibiting wavelike behavior as it travels through space
frequency the number of waves that pass a giving point per second
amplitude the height of a wave from the origin to a crest or from the origin to a trough
planck's constant which has a value of 6.626E-34 times j j is symbol of joule
photoelectric effect a phenomenon in which photoelectrons are emitted from metal's surface when light of a certain frequency shines on the sureface
photon a particle of electromagnetic radiation with no mass that carries a quantum of energy
atomic emssion spectrum a set of frequenices of electromagnetic waves given off by atoms of an element
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