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Topic: Single photon
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Sam Wormley

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Registered: 12/18/09
Re: Single photon
Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:05 PM
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On 2/26/13 9:40 PM, Tom Potter wrote:

> The equation that Sammy references has several flaws.
> 1. It implies that a photon is energy squared.

It is sad that pitiful Potter doesn't understand the physical
significance of the equation:

E^2 = (mc^2)^2 + (pc)^2

Perhaps a one minute physics video will help Potter sort
things out.


Perhaps Potter recalls that a photon's Momentum is
p = h?/c = h/?

and Photon Energy
E = h?

Yet in the first equation, Potter is pointing out
that if mass is zero, then

p = c/E

Let Potter cogitate on what he sees as a discrepancy.

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