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Giancoli's Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition
Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
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27-1: Discovery of the Electron
27-2: Blackbodies; Planck's Quantum Hypothesis
27-3 and 27-4: Photons and the Photoelectric Effect
27-5: Compton Effect
27-6: Pair Production
27-8: Wave Nature of Matter
27-9: Electron Microscope
27-11 and 27-12: Spectra and the Bohr Model

Question by Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Ed., ©2014, Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education Inc., New York.
Problem 8

The steps of a flight of stairs are 20.0 cm high (vertically). If a 62.0-kg person stands with both feet on the same step, what is the gravitational potential energy of this person, relative to the ground, on

  1. the first step,
  2. the second step,
  3. the third step,
  4. the nthn^{th} step?
  5. What is the change in energy as the person descends from step 6 to step 2?
  1. 122 J
  2. 243 J
  3. 365 J
  4. n(122J)n(122\textrm{J})
  5. 486 J-486 \textrm{ J}
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