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Homework Help: Intro quantum physics.

  1. Mar 21, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Im being told that each quantum of light(a photon) has energy which is equal to hf. (E=hf). Now what I don't understand is how can a photon have a frequency? Shouldnt the light wave(which is made up of quanta called photons) have the frequency and not the photon itself?
    How is it possible for a single photon to have a frequency?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Mar 21, 2016 #2


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    Read this article, especially the first paragraph:

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