drake asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 10 months ago

According to maxwells wave model of light a change in amplitude would change the kinetic energy of an ejected electron. How would this be so?

I know it’s not the model that happens in reality, but if it did, how would this be so

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  • 10 months ago

    A change in amplitude means a stronger or weaker electric field E and/or a stronger/weaker magnetic field. The electron is a charged particle so it experiences a force in an electric field and a magnetic field. Greater'lesser force causes greater or less acceleration effecting kinetic energy. How could a change in amplitude NOT effect an electron's kinetic energy?

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