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Topic: photon phase
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Tom Potter

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Registered: 8/9/06
Re: photon phase
Posted: Jun 15, 2013 4:52 AM
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"Sam Wormley" <> wrote in message
> On 6/14/13 8:40 AM, Tom Potter wrote:
>> A "photon" is an EVENT whereby a SPECIFIC wave length of an
>> electromagnetic standing wave shifts one quarter wave length and
>> causes electrons at both ends ( Source and sink.) to shift from one
>> stable state to another.

> (sigh)

Hopefully my pal Sam Wormley can comprehend the following.

A wave is a disturbance of a medium
which transports energy through the medium
without permanently transporting matter.

The following URL models a standing wave
in "stationary medium".
< No energy transport.>

The following URL models an A.C. source
driving a resistive load <sink>.
< Energy transport.>

The following URL shows how a quarter wave stub
can be used to MATCH IMPEDANCE so that energy
is absorbed at the terminal point,
rather than reflected.

The maximum energy is transfered from a source to a sink
when the impedance matches.

If the impedance does not match,
some or all of the energy is reflected back toward the source.

Tom Potter

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