My father and I were discussing C (lightspeed), and
specifically, the fact that, as we understand physics, nothing (except
photons) can travel at C, much less exceed it. Dad also explained that
photons, which travel at C, do not exist at speeds below C. My question
is: Doesn't a photon a high frequency have to travel a farther distance,
(Up and down the crests and troughs of its wave), than a photon moving at
a lower frequency? Therefore, would not the photon at a higher frequency
have to move faster to travel the same distance at the same time as a
photon at lower frequency?
It does not travel in the path of the wave. The wave is the
electromagnetic disturbance that is part of the photon.
Nathan A. Unterman
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