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Do lightbulbs create photos?

  1. Nov 17, 2004 #1
    If photons are particles of light, then do things that emit light (for example, lightbulbs) create photons? If they do, is there an equation for it?

    It's just something that's really stumped me for a few years now.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2004 #2

    James R

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    Yes, they do create photons. The equations you are looking for are part of quantum electrodynamics, and are quite complicated.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2004 #3
    Wow, that's pretty cool. I'll have to find out more about it!
     
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