Website Detail Page

published by the Physics Education Technology Project
This webpage contains an interactive simulation that allows users to explore and visualize the photoelectric effect experiment. Users can examine different metals, as well as control voltages accelerating the electrons, the intensity of the electron and light beams, and the wavelength of the light. Output options include graphing current vs. voltage, current vs. light intensity, and electron energy vs. light frequency.

This page also contains sample learning goals, a teacher's guide and user-submitted ideas and activities for the simulation.

This simulation is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
Quantum Physics
- Foundations and Measurements
- General
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Mirror:
http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/pho…
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 2005 PHET and University of Colorado
Additional information is available.
Keywords:
cathod emission, photoelectric effect, work function
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created September 9, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated:
January 20, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 11, 2006
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric).
AJP/PRST-PER
PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect. (2006, August 11). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect}, Publisher = {Physics Education Technology Project}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 October 2014}, Month = {August 11, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
Refer Export Format

%T PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect
%D August 11, 2006
%I Physics Education Technology Project
%C Boulder
%U http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric
%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%D August 11, 2006
%T PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect
%I Physics Education Technology Project
%V 2014
%N 25 October 2014
%8 August 11, 2006
%9 application/java
%U http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/photoelectric


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in 3 shared folders.

You must login to access shared folders.

PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Supplements

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials

Featured By

Physics To Go
Jan 16 - Feb 1, 2009