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lordoftheselands

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We have the principle of rectilinear propagation of light as a law on Physics. Light would be a particle that propagates in a direct line pointed to all directions with origin on the source of light.

The problem is that this is impossible. Light can't be emitted in all direction in a rectilinear way. In case you stand 1 meter far away from the light source you could trace X directions. But in case you stay away 2 meters from the light source you would trace X + Y directions. And in case you stay away 3 meters away from the light source you could trace X + Y + Z directions. How can a photon be emitted in all directions rectilinearly if the amount of directions increases according to the variance of the distance? I'm being very nice saying that there are X directions when you stay 1 meter away from the light source, there are actually infinite directions even from that distance.

So light can't be a particle. It's a wave. Because waves go to all directions and they actually increase in size. A single wave gets bigger and bigger as long as it goes away from a certain origin...

It's impossible that infinite photons are emitted from the source of light in all directions since there is no energy for this.

the wave gets bigger and bigger meaning that there would be more and more photons originating from nothing as long as the wave keeps going away from its point of origin

how many photons are emitted in a single wave originated from a light source? you can't say it because the wave gets bigger and bigger so the number of photons increases

Help me guys, someone could point out how exactly does light propagate?