A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • 5 years ago

When we look at objects, are photons being reflected or are the excited electrons giving out photons when they return to ground state?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    photons being reflected....

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    except for when your looking at a light source ;)

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    exactly,

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    photons are reflected no doubt, but when looking through the refractive medium it is also the energy radiated due to transition of the electrons in the medium along with the reflected photons which we see.

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    not only the energy but also the momentum

  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    momentum cannot be radiated bro

  7. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    electric field always inline with magnetic field.....then they carry energy and momentum

  8. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.