Haha, it's ok your English is really good. Thanks for letting me know of that quote, it seems like more quantum physicist know what the quantum particles do, not what they are. My question is what is a photon, which appears to be something that modern day physicist can't seem to figure out...
Are there any good websites out there that are good at explaining various physics concepts and theories, from Newtonian physics to string theory, in a form that a high school physics student like myself can understand?
I need to know this since I am currently fascinated with physics and...
Thank you everybody for your answers, you sorta helped me understand what a photon is a bit, but I'm assuming science can never truly answer my question, since my question was focused more on the "why/ how does it really form" of what a photon is.
It's a shame that science (at least modern day...
I've been wondering this for a while now, and I've looked into it but I'm still confused.
I understand that photons are emitted when an electron jumps energy levels, or (correct me if I'm wrong) when an electron and positron collide (annihilate) with each other.
But these don't answer my...
Thank you snipez90 for your advice on what to do, and thank you physics girl phd for boosting my confidence!
Thank you both, so it looks like I should take AP B and then take both exams, and not worry about not making it into the field.
Thank you both very much!
Is there any way to explain the General Relativity equation(s) to a person only educated in high school algebra? I have been studying genera relativity for a while now but the mathematics I am a bit confused on, will anybody be willing to break it down algebraically for me?
I believe that I have asked a question to this similar before but I was unable to find it.
I am going into my senior year of high school and I have the choice to take AP Physics B or C. I am currently signed up to take AP C, but I have been wondering lately if that's the best choice since...
An other way I thought about looking at this thought experiment is if the pole was infinitely long. Would the pole keep on warping around the Earth? Or will it warp until ends meet (well sorta) and the equal force from each side would cancel any other warping and the rest of the extent will keep...
Hello! High school physics student here.
I have some quantum physics questions for you. I am currently doing various studies through Wikipedia right now over quantum physics and I find it extremely fascinating, but I am a bit confused when it comes to the quantum probability areas.
Light is not realitive, motion and time are. Light has no acceleration, when light is emmitted it always and will always travel at the speed of light, no matter how fast the object the light is being emitted from is traveling.
Light is the universal speed limit, with our current understanding...
Hello, new comer to realitivity here.
My friend and I were wondering if when light refracts if the photons temporarly convert back into partial mass.
Through my understanding of e=(mc^2)/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2) it appears as if they would, but since photons have an infinite amount of energy...
Well my teacher has been teaching AP physics C for a while now, this was her only year to take off since nobody last year signed up for it. Plus I'm extremly determind to take this class, so if I have too I will study extra over calculas.
Right now I am a junior in highschool, I am in Algebra 2, and PreAP Physics. Next year I will be in AP Physics C and PreAP Pre-Calc.
I honestly deeply regret not taking Algebra in 8th grade when I had the chance, and I'm worried that stupid mistake would hold me back from my goals.
Thanks for that description, I had a slight understanding of what an engineer physictist was but that helped alot on a summerization of the degree.
Still undecided, but I want to work somewhere in the space travel area of NASA.
Does anybody know of any good and easy to understand books over theoritical fields in physics (i.e. quantum phyiscs, partical physics, general realitivity, etc.)? I'm really interested into reading in on those topics right now, so I would apperciate your help.
Hello! New here.
For a while I have been setting my eyes on NASA for my future career, and I'm stuck on what degree I should major in. I have looked at Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Phyiscs. Which one should I go for if I were to work for NASA or a...