Wavelength and Light Properties
Name: Thomas B.
My question is this:
The electromagnetic spectrum contains, among other things, visable
light...An object of zero rest mass in wave/particle duality theory. If
it is a measure of wavelength, does it contain electrons also
Hmmm. I don't quite understand your question here. Are you asking if
electrons have a wave nature? If so, the answer is yes.
And second if energy is fast mass (E=mc2) couldn't we place massed
objects on that spectrum? Where each object has a distinct
wavelength. (neutrons, protrons, or at least, strong and weak forces...)
Not really. Just because something has a wavelength doesn't mean it is
light. The wavelength of a wave/particle is a function of its kinetic
energy, by Planck's relation E = hv, (v is the Greek letter nu, the frequency), E is the
kinetic energy, and h is Planck's constant, one of the fundamental constants
of physics. So indeed each object has a wavelength, but it isn't constant.
Wouldn't it be fun to think everything may be made of light?
(or light and everything are the same )
Could Einstein be right, with his Ether medium of light waves?
could't everything be the jiggle and "dance" of this juice?
My knowledge of physics is insufficient to answer these questions
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
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