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Waves and Particles


An electromagnetic wave can behave as a particle called a photon. A photon is a massless bundle of energy that behaves like a particle and a wave. The photon's energy depends on the frequency of the wave. Its energy increases as the wave's frequency increases.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Explain that a wave can behave as a particle.
- Define photons.
- Explain that a particle can behave as a wave.

Keywords Wave , Particle , Photon , Electromagnetic Waves , Interference , Superposition Of Crests And Troughs , Electrons , Electron Gun , Intensity Of Light , Frequency Of Light
Controller Required Yes
Languages English - US , 中文 , عربي , Español , Tiếng Việt
Domain Higher Education
Topic Code SS400018
Devices Google Cardboard with controller , Google Daydream , Samsung Gear VR , Oculus Go , Pico Goblin , EduPro , WebXR