Properties of Light [ENDORSED]

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BriannaParrington-1B
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Properties of Light

Is the concept of light is that light acts with individual photons rather than acting like a wave?

Alesha Vaughn 1E
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Re: Properties of Light

A photon is a particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. I believe the concept is that light shares characteristics of acting as a wave and as a particle. Photons experience refraction like a wave but it also contains a fixed energy like a particle. I hope this helps some.

Harmonie Ahuna-1C
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Re: Properties of Light

Alesha Vaughn 1E wrote:A photon is a particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. I believe the concept is that light shares characteristics of acting as a wave and as a particle. Photons experience refraction like a wave but it also contains a fixed energy like a particle. I hope this helps some.

What exactly is a "quantum" of light?

Alesha Vaughn 1E
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Re: Properties of Light

Harmonie Ahuna-1C wrote:
Alesha Vaughn 1E wrote:A photon is a particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. I believe the concept is that light shares characteristics of acting as a wave and as a particle. Photons experience refraction like a wave but it also contains a fixed energy like a particle. I hope this helps some.

What exactly is a "quantum" of light?

Quantum means a packet of energy. So think of of it as "A photon is a particle representing a wavelength of light."

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Re: Properties of Light

A quantum of light of wavelength is the minimum amount of energy which can be stored in an electromagnetic wave at that wavelength, which is Planck's constant h times the frequency. (E=hv)

Alejandro Salazar 1D
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Re: Properties of Light  [ENDORSED]

I'm not sure if this helps your question but light behaves BOTH like a wave and a particle. Wave-particle duality