Light scattered impacting position

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Henry Krasner 1C
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Light scattered impacting position

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 pm

At what level is a light able to alter a particle's position? Such as the baseball and electron example. What size is when the light beam per se is able to physically alter the location of an electron?

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Re: Light scattered impacting position

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:29 am

It's not the size of the light beam that matters. If we consider light to act like particles, then each individual photon interacts with electrons and can thus alter the electron's path. This is why we must use Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle.

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