The dual nature of light refers to the fact that light can act as both a wave and a particle. Albert Einstein's photoelectric effect experiment proves that light can behave as a particle while Thomas Young's double-slit ... More »

The wave particle duality of light means that light exhibits properties of classical waves in some cases and properties of classical particles in others. The fringing effect that results from firing single photons throug... More »

Light is used and manipulated to create lasers, holography and fiberoptic telecommunications systems, but it is primarily used in both scientific communities and in the world to make it possible for people to see when th... More »

Light manifests properties of both a particle and a wave, depending on the nature of the measuring apparatus used. Albert Einstein's photoelectric effect, explained in 1905, highlights the particle nature of light in ter... More » Science Physics Optics & Waves

Light is composed of photons, which are discrete collections of energy with wave and particle properties, while sound travels as a wave through a medium, which makes it travel more slowly. While light and sound have some... More »

According to siplab, the equation to calculate wave particle velocity is w = c/f. For the calculation, use v = w*f to figure out the velocity, where w is the wavelength, f is the frequency of the source, c is the constan... More »

A particle of light is called a photon, which is a small particle made up of electromagnetic radiation. These particles have no charge or resting mass, but travel at the speed of light. The energy of photons cannot be di... More »