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A Wave's Effect on Matter

  1. May 29, 2009 #1
    When a ocean wave goes through a boat, does the boat move at all in the direction of the wave? Please use some type of proof please in your response.

    Whether light is a particle or a wave has been a question I have been thinking about for a while. If waves truly do effect matter in this way, then the particle-like effects can be explained as a weak interaction of a wave through space.

    Is it necessary to name the particle-like effects of light, or do you guys already know them enough so I don't have to explain them?
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