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The Particle Theory of Light
The behaviour of light should be thought of as particles.

Einstein regards light as a stream of tiny `packets' of energy called photons.

The energy of the photons is related to the position of the light in the electromagnetic
spectrum.

E.g. Photons with energy 3…

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The Wave Theory of Light
Light is one form of electromagnetic radiation.

Like all electromagnetic radiation, it behaves like a wave with a characteristic wavelength
and frequency.



The speed of light: 3.00 x 10 ms1 when light it travelling in a vacuum.


Like all waves, the light wave has a…

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