Particle vs. Wave Model

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Particle vs. Wave Model

Postby PriscillaLi_3G » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:25 pm

I was confused about how both the particle and wave models come together to model light. Is it that light is a particle and the flow of the particles (photons) are in a wave?

Michelle Chan 1J
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Re: Particle vs. Wave Model

Postby Michelle Chan 1J » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:31 pm

I think you are correct. Light is a wave because it demonstrates wave properties, but when considered as packets of photons, it own demonstrate particle-like properties. This is called wave-particle duality. It depends on the circumstances and what effects you're studying.

Sam McNeill 1E
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Re: Particle vs. Wave Model

Postby Sam McNeill 1E » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:17 pm

I believe that light is neither a wave nor a particle specifically but possesses properties of and behaves in ways similar to both.

Mariah
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Re: Particle vs. Wave Model

Postby Mariah » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:56 pm

I just watched a video that described it as wave-packets, which have both the properties of waves and particles. That concept helped me to understand the photoelectric effect, I hope it helps you too.

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Re: Particle vs. Wave Model

Postby Arvind 4G » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:35 am

Photons act as both waves and particles giving them properties of both. Because of this we describe them as being both

Jingyao Chen 4H
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Re: Particle vs. Wave Model

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:14 am

Yes. Photons and electrons have both particle and wave light properties. They behave like waves together in a group. Moreover, based on the wave-particle duality, large objects have wave properties as well. However, this can’t really be proved because it’s hard to observe=serve, based in their large mass. For small things like photons and electrons, however, we can tell that they have both wave and particle properties.


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