still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is  [ENDORSED]


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still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Kailie_Giebink_1E » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:36 am

what exactly is a photon and if you could see it what would it look like

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Jennifer Ma 1G » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:19 am

A photon is basically a wavelength of light, and is typically portrayed as a squiggly line coming from the sun in many diagrams that involve a photon.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is  [ENDORSED]

Postby Myles Chang 1B » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm

A photon can also be a representation of a particle of light or other electromagnetic radiation.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:53 pm

A photon is massless and has energy.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Sarah Brecher 1I » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm

When you are changing energy levels (n), the difference in energy is given off as a photon when you are moving from a high energy electron to a lower energy level. This represents the principle of conversation of energy.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Sarai Ventura 1L » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:47 am

A photon is a particle that represents a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. It also carries energy proportional to the radiation frequency.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Nimrat Brar 1E » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:30 pm

A photon is the basic unit of all light and the smallest discrete amount or quantum of electromagnetic radiation. It's the force carrier of the electromagnetic force. Additionally, photons are always in motion.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Anthony Mercado 1K » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Are photons comparative to electrons in some sense, and could we think of them similar to atoms in some ways?

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby 004985802 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 pm

a photon is the movement of energy in a wavelike motion which is seen as visible light at some frequencies

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Endri Dis 1J » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:33 am

A photon basically is a small amount of electromagnetic radiation or light which is a source of energy.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Jessica Lancisi - 1I » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:53 pm

Since a photon does not have mass, is it better to think of a photon as a concept/idea that can be assigned an amount of energy rather than a specific 'particle' that you can visualize like a proton or an electron? not sure if this makes sense

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Elana Weingord 1C » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:56 pm

The best way to think of a photon is to think of it as light. It is important to note that a photon does not ever have any mass to it.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Odalys Cuevas 1C » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:02 pm

Photons don't have mass but they do have energy and momentum, so they are able to move with the speed of light.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby nelquosey » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:40 am

I like to think of a photon as a packet of light/energy.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:20 pm

A photon is a packet of light that does not have mass but it does have energy and momentum. A photon also has both wavelike and particle characteristics.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby yazminedesan1F » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:27 pm

its basically a particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. It carries energy proportional to the radiation frequency but with zero mass

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Jared Pagal 1J » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 pm

Would it be wrong to say that a photon is the smallest quantum of light, like how one water molecule is the smallest quantum of water?

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Jada Larson 1F » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:30 pm

How is it possible that photons have momentum if photons do not have a mass and if momentum equals mass time velocity?

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Energy = momentum * speed of light for the photons, so momentum of a photon is related to its energy.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Jennifer Tuell 1B » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:22 pm

You just need to manipulate the equations and its easy to see the relationship between photons and momentum especially if you do dimensional analysis.

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Re: still don't uderrsatnd what a photon is

Postby Nicolette_Canlian_2L » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:36 pm

is there a certain constant that comes along with the size of a photon?


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