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About photons and it's quality

  1. Oct 9, 2015 #1
    The photons get absorbed according to quantum theory by an electron for Instance in an atom form this phenomenon can anyone explain me reflection ,refraction and scattering of light in photon point of view and not by wavetheory
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  3. Oct 9, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to PhysicsForums, balu ram!

    These are some good questions. The answers are a bit complicated, not necessarily the kind of things that can be summarized to a few words. Member & mentor ZapperZ has written some good posts related to this, here is one worth reading:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/do-photons-move-slower-in-a-solid-medium.511177/ [Broken]


    I think there are a few more relevant ones in the FAQ section, but I cannot find them at this time. Here is the full set:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/forums/resources-and-faqs.160/?pf_reply_count=30&pf_view_count=2000&pf_first_post_likes=2&pf_featured=1 [Broken]
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  5. Oct 12, 2015 #4
    Thanks for the suggestion
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