5.1 Practical Applications
Using the Planck’s constant and a few other terms (gravitational constant and speed of light), we are able to calculate the Planck length, which is the shortest unit of measurement. It is the smallest length anything can be. And this is not the only application. Another use for Planck’s constant is that it relates the energy of a single photon in electromagnetic radiation to the frequency of the radiation.
5.2 Areas for further study
What does Planck’s constant have to do with other topics? Does Planck’s constant depend on temperature? Is Planck’s constant affected by any factors?
5.3 Comparison with previous research
- In a study done in July 25, 2011, by one of the students in the Pennsylvania State University, he managed to find the value of Planck’s constant as 6.180x10-34 , with a percentage error of 6.7%.(Eagan, R., 2011, July 25) We found that the way he set up the experiment was different from ours. Therefore, there is a possibility that the way the circuit is set-up has an impact on the results of the experiment.
- In a study found in the World Journal of Chemical Education, the results for the value of Planck’s constant was 6.28x10-34 (Checchetti, A. , & Fantini, A., 2015)
- In a study done by students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Cleveland Community College, the results for the value of Planck’s constant was 6.625 x 10-34 . (Zhou, F., Cloninger, T., 2008, October)