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Unformatted text preview: Ch7 HW2 (Homework) Arthur Barfield PHYS 2211, section M, Fall 2008 Instructor: Jennifer Curtis Web Assign Current Score: 18 out of 18 Due: Monday, November 24, 2008 09:00 AM EST Description Quantized energy; the quantum model of the interaction of light and matter. Instructions Reading: Sections 7.1-7.3 The due date for this assignment is past. Your work can be viewed below, but no changes can be made. 1. [MI2 07.P.19] 9/9 points Suppose a hypothetical object has just four quantum states, with the following energies:-0.9 eV (third excited state)-1.6 eV (second excited state)-2.8 eV (first excited state)-5 eV (ground state) (a) Suppose that material containing many such objects is hit with a beam of energetic electrons that ensures that there are always some objects in all of these states. What are the six energies of photons that could be strongly emitted by the material? (In actual quantum objects there are often &quot;selection rules&quot; that forbid certain emissions even though there is enough energy; assume that there are no such restrictions here.) List the photon emission energies in order from largest to smallest. If two different transitions would produce photons of the same energy, list that energy twice: 4.1 4.1 eV (largest) 3.4 3.4 eV 2.2 2.2 eV 1.9 1.9 eV 1.2 1.2 eV .7 0.7 eV (smallest) (b) Next, suppose that the beam of electrons is shut off so that all of the objects are in the ground state almost all the time. If electromagnetic radiation with a wide range of energies is passed through the material, what will be the three energies of photons corresponding to...
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