Lee asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

Is light a photon with an electron moving around it in space time?  It would then be a particle and wave.?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. Light can in some ways be considered to consist of particles called photons, but they don't have a positive charge that could keep an electron close, and they travel at lightspeed, which is faster than any electron could keep up with

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  • 1 month ago

    No, light is NOT a photon  with an electron.

    And besides, light is not a particle and and a wave. Light is its own thing. Sometimes it is useful to use particle equations, sometimes it is useful to use wave equations. That doesn't mean that light is a particle, or is a wave. There are equations (quantum mechanics) that describe light as its own thing, but they are not used very much.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Photon does not have mass, but has energy (Electromagnetic wave) which exhibit particle nature also.


    Fluorescent tube: electron beam hit Hg atom to produce light (photon), Photon from sunlight hit doped  silicone wafer knock off electrons to produce electricity (solar cell). 

    Same goes for particles when move at high speed, exhibit wave nature.   

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