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physics_era

  • 4 years ago

which aspect os light is more prominenet? particle or wave

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  1. wklock
    • 4 years ago
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    wave

  2. wklock
    • 4 years ago
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    i think

  3. Marianne
    • 4 years ago
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    Actually, it's both. In some experiments, you can interpret light as a beam of particles to explain the results (eg, when studying mirrors or lenses). In others, regarding difraction for example you cannot. Picture light as little balls going through a slot, under certain conditions this balls will appear in places that you wouldn't expect. Try using a laser and thin slot to see a difraction patern and you'll get the idea.

  4. 3rd_egg
    • 4 years ago
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    It's called duality. No one ever saw a light particle but some experiments prove it acts like a particle, other prove it acts like a wave (both very interesting experiments, great read).

  5. arimus
    • 4 years ago
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    Like Marianne said, it is both. If this question relates to a specific experiment then the answer depends on the perameters of that experiment. A difraction expirament will show that light is clearly a wave, while low-energy packet emmisions will show that it is clearly a particle.

  6. laserdude
    • 4 years ago
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    it largely depends on what experiment you are using to determine it.

  7. physics_era
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    thnx to all of u

  8. nddyck
    • 4 years ago
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    Its probably neither. We like to throw things in with previous groups but the fact is light is really different from anything else.

  9. physics_era
    • 4 years ago
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    exactly u r rite...

  10. zmuc
    • 4 years ago
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    wave...thats it

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