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What kind of system is light?

  1. Jul 24, 2011 #1
    Macroscopic? Microscopic?
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  3. Jul 24, 2011 #2


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    Not sure u can call light as a system. Light participates in both macroscopic (like refraction of light rays in water) and microscopic (like absorbion of a light photon from an electron) phenomena. For me light and more general the electromagnetic field is the "glue" that binds the microscopic (where strong and weak nuclear force dominate) and macroscopic(where gravity dominates) world
  4. Jul 24, 2011 #3

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    Light is a not system.
  5. Jul 25, 2011 #4
    Thanks for the responses.
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