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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 16, 2013 10:16 PM
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"Tom Potter" <> wrote in message
> "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

The following animation
shows how energy
is transported through a medium
( Sea of standing waves.)

without permanently transporting matter.

Tom Potter

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