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Name:  Jheryd
Status:  student
Age:  13
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
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?


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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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