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Photons

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:35 pm
by 005095564
What exactly is a photon and how do they not have a rest mass when they do have energy and momentum?

Re: Photons

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:37 pm
by Kehlin Hayes 4C
A photon is the particle of light that is quantized

Re: Photons

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:48 pm
by Kimme Chun 1I
Apparently Einstein's equation E=mc^2 explains why photons have no mass. It is a particle of light and a stream of photons acts like a wave.

Re: Photons

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 pm
by Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K
A photon is a light particle and its lack of mass can be explained by wave particle duality and the fact that the photon acts as both a particle and a wave.

Re: Photons

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:58 pm
by Lauren Sanchez 3D
When talking about photons, they are quantized right? And that means that they are counted as whole numbers rather than values like 2.5 or 3.67 etc.?