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How would you describe what a photon is?

  1. Jan 9, 2004 #1
    In laymans terms, How would you describe what a photon is?[?]
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2004 #2

    jimmy p

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    I would probably describe it as a Quanta (package) of electromagentic energy.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2004 #3
    Thank-you Jimmy
     
  5. Jan 9, 2004 #4

    jimmy p

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    thats ok...as long as you ignore the spelling of 'electromagnetic'
     
  6. Jan 9, 2004 #5
    Okay here is another ver.

    When a light travels it has properties of rays and whenever it interacts with some obstructions etc we explain it with particle theory of light i.e. photons
     
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