Light as a Wave


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Siddiq 1E
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Light as a Wave

Postby Siddiq 1E » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:26 am

When does light act as a wave?

Justin Sarquiz 2F
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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:37 am

I do not know specifically when light acts as a wave, but you should know that light has both wave and particle qualities. Light acts as a particle according to the photoelectric effect. Light acted as a wave when shined through a hole in the wall or through a crystal because light was diffracted instead of going straight through.

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby karinaseth_1A » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:38 am

Light has wave-particle duality, which means it technically has both wavelike and particlelike properties at all times. Light is essentially composed of photons, and the flow of these photons creates a wave. When you are presented with light in the form of electromagnetic radiation, you can treat it as a wave. Use the E=h*v equation for electromagnetic radiation.

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby Wendy Perez 1E » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 am

Light has wave-like properties all the time, along with particle-like properties.

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby Andrew F 2L » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:11 am

To clarify why Light acts as a wave, it's because Light is able to refract and it undergoes interference which are properties of waves themselves. Also simply by looking at the equation c= (Wavelength) x (Frequency) You can see that the speed of light has a wavelength and a frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby 705198479 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:07 pm

Light behaves as a wave when it undergoes reflection, refraction, and diffraction just like waves.

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby 105289321 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:22 pm

Light behaves like a wave during reflection and refraction

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby Vivianvelazquez_1J » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:46 pm

Light has wave-like properties at all times. And according to the photoelectric effect, light acts as a particle. When light undergoes reflection, refraction, and diffraction light behaves as a wave.

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Re: Light as a Wave

Postby Kaitlynn Tran 3F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:21 pm

Light constantly acts like both a wave and a particle.


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