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Photons
« on: December 19, 2005, 09:37:20 PM »
Are photons actually little particles or are they just "balls" of energy that are shot off as an electron drops in energy levels?

I was kind of wondering about that.
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Re:Photons
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005, 03:10:40 AM »
Depends on the experiment. Sometimes they behave like particles in other instances like waves. Sometimes like both, just depends what you are actually measuring.
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Re:Photons
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005, 05:49:12 AM »
It's called 'wave particle duality'

Look up the experiment by Thomas Young  -  the 'double split experiment'


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