Photons


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Photons

Postby 005095564 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:35 pm

What exactly is a photon and how do they not have a rest mass when they do have energy and momentum?

Kehlin Hayes 4C
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Re: Photons

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:37 pm

A photon is the particle of light that is quantized

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Re: Photons

Postby Kimme Chun 1I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:48 pm

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.

Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K
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Re: Photons

Postby Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 pm

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.

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Re: Photons

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:58 pm

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.?


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