Einstein's photoelectric equation

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Definition of Einstein's photoelectric equation

:an equation in physics giving the kinetic energy of a photoelectron emitted from a metal as a result of the absorption of a radiation quantum: Ek=hν−ω where Ek is the kinetic energy of the photoelectron, h is the Planck constant, ν is the frequency associated with the radiation quantum, and ω the work function of the metal

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Origin and Etymology of einstein's photoelectric equation

after Albert Einstein


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