Photon Model

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Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Photon Model

Postby Anika Chakrabarti 1A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:49 pm

I'm having a hard time conceptualizing what a photon is. Lavelle described them as "packets" of energy, but they also travel in waves, and each photon interacts with one electron?

Cooper Baddley 1F
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Re: Photon Model

Postby Cooper Baddley 1F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:53 pm

I like to think of them as little pieces of an overall bigger wave. It's like if you are looking at a group of birds flying the sky, you see the overall shape of them but that is made of each bird. Photons are like that as they form this overall wave but when it comes to the photoelectric test they act as an individual and not a wave.

Ayush Ray 1I
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Re: Photon Model

Postby Ayush Ray 1I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Light behaves as both a wave and a particle. Those particles are represented as photons.

kendal mccarthy
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Re: Photon Model

Postby kendal mccarthy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:03 pm

I like to think of photons like beads on a necklace or string, and each bead is a photon.

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