Photon energy

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Deepika Pugalenthi 1A
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Photon energy

Postby Deepika Pugalenthi 1A » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:53 pm

Why do photons give off only positive energy?

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Re: Photon energy

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:55 pm

Because the energy of an electromagnetic radiation can never be negative. The energy emitted by an object (here, radiation) is always positive.

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Re: Photon energy

Postby Theodore_Herring_1A » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:43 pm

Photons are given off when an electron loses energy. So when change in energy is negative, that energy lost is the energy of the photon, which is positive. So the electron loses energy, but that energy is given to the photon, and thus is positive.

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