## Quantum Stuff #9

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Quantization

The scientist Plank discovered the relationship between frequency and energy that no one had ever guessed existed. Frequency is in fact directly proportional to energy ( so if one of them doubles the other one doubles as well. So the frequency of a photon* represents its energy. The equation would therefore be:

E is directly proportional to

**f**
meaning energy is proportional to frequency.

But as physics grew there was no connection between the units to measure energy and the units used to measure time ( and therefore frequency). So a new equation was worked out:

E = h × f

meaning energy equals h times frequency, h represents Planck's constant.

Quantum mechanics is based on the knowledge that a photon of a certain frequency has a certain amount of energy.

Keep Learning and Have a Great Day,

Quantum Mechanics Enthusiast,

Amira Ibrahim

* This was discussed in the last Quantum Stuff. Number #8 in fact. The link is given below.

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