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Photon refers to radio waves or not?

  1. Feb 27, 2010 #1
    photon refers to radio waves or not? the definition of photon refers the photon as the quantum of the electromagnetic field , however on the courses of physics(high school) when i said that, the teacher claimed that i'm wrong and photon refers only to visible light. who was wrong and why?thank you.
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  3. Feb 27, 2010 #2
    Re: photon

    hello poopoo.The word photon can be applied to any part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  4. Feb 27, 2010 #3
    Re: photon

    photon can be consider as packet of energy with negligible mass.
  5. Feb 27, 2010 #4
    Re: photon

    photon not only refer to visible light, but also to all electromagnetic wave.
  6. Mar 2, 2010 #5
    Re: photon

    If i was traveling fast enough i could see the radio waves start to glow , because of the Doppler effect.
  7. Apr 7, 2010 #6
    Re: photon

    thanks to all.this is exactly what i wanted.i'm not so stupid ata ll.
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