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Question 47

Operating System

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What is Process spawning?


Understanding of Process Creation
  • When OS creates a process, it is called process spawning.
  • Another process typically requests process spawning- multitasking operating system then creates a child process
  • Example: Unix՚s fork system call or one of the spawn () library routines provided by MS-DOS, spawnle () .
  • The new sub process requires enough memory to execute both the child process and current program.

Question 48

Operating System



The maximum KE of the photoelectron emitted from a surface is dependent on


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The intensity of incident radiation


The frequency of incident radiation


The angle of incidence of radiation of the surface


The potential of the collector electrode




Equation of Kinetic Energy
  • If we change the intensity of the incident beam keeping the frequency of light same, we only change the number of photons.
  • The change in that number cannot affect the kinetic energy of the emitted electrons.
  • The emission of electrons occurs due to a one electron one photon collision. If one photon of insufficient energy collides with an electron and then another one does, the energy of the electron does not become twice that of the incident photon- assuming that the energy gained from the first collision dissipates fast.
  • The maximum KE of the photoelectron emitted from a surface is dependent on the frequency of incident radiation - which changes the energy of each photon.

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