Publication Date

1956

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rigney, Carl J. (Carl Jennings), 1925-2011||Gould, Howard W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Quantum theory||Photoelectricity

Abstract

The purpose of this researeh has been the investigation of experimntal procedures and apparatus for the determination of Planck's quantum of action. Primary attention wee centered on the photoelectric experiments of the past and the concurrent theoretical developments which furnish a guide for today's experimentation on the emission of electrons by light. Secondary attention was directed to the possibility of developing a procedure, using commercial phototubes, which would yield good accuracy (less than 5% error) and still be suitable, regarding time for performance and difficulty, for an undergraduate atomic physics laboratory course.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

27 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois State College

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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