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Solution: In an experiment to study the photoelectric effect, a scientist measures the kinetic energy of ejected electrons as a function of the frequency of radiation hitting a metal surface. She obtains the fo

Problem

In an experiment to study the photoelectric effect, a scientist measures the kinetic energy of ejected electrons as a function of the frequency of radiation hitting a metal surface. She obtains the following plot.
A graph has frequency on the X-axis and electron kinetic energy on the Y-axis (both increasing, unscaled).  A horizontal line is at 0 on the Y-axis until frequency nu subscript naught at which point it begins increasing linearly.

The point labeled "v0" corresponds to light with a wavelength of 536 nm. Note that when the frequency of the light is greater than v0, the plot shows a straight line with a nonzero slope. What is the slope of this line segment?