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What are wave and particle nature of light theories?

  1. Apr 25, 2013 #1
    hello everyone i wanna ask that what are the theories that proposes the wave nature of light and also those which proves the particle nature of light?
    list all the theories please !
    P.S i dont want a complete description about those theories.
    thank you
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  3. Apr 25, 2013 #2


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    Google for "wave nature of light" and "particle nature of light" and read what you find, and you'll be able to come back with a better formed question.
  4. Apr 26, 2013 #3
    Photoelectric effect
    Quantum mechanics
    Special Relativity

    Do you need explanations?
  5. Apr 30, 2013 #4


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    The debate on whether light is a particle or wave is long over. Modern theories don't distinguish between the two. Are you looking for a list of obsolete theories?
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