Light as a wave

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Tyler Angtuaco 1G
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Light as a wave

Postby Tyler Angtuaco 1G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:37 pm

When shining light through a medium, does the intensity/number of photons vary depending on where it strikes?

Bryce Barbee
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Re: Light as a wave

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:39 pm

I am not 100% sure but I am pretty certain that it does not matter where the light strikes because it still just depends on the intensity of the light and the energy in a photon.

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Re: Light as a wave

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:35 pm

Where the light strikes doesn't really matter, primarily because we're focusing on the energy of the photon itself. Intensity doesn't impact energy/photon, just number of photons. However, if the number of photons was needed to be found in a certain amount of energy, you can find that with the energy per photon.

Kevin Liu 1J
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Re: Light as a wave

Postby Kevin Liu 1J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:22 pm

The location of impact does not affect the number of photons, rather the energy of the photons (blue/violet in comparison to red/green). Hope this helps!

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Re: Light as a wave

Postby ramiro_romero » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:57 pm

The intensity of the light does not depend on the location where light hits. Increasing the intensity of light is simply increasing the number of photons.

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