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There are a couple of things I should probably not talk about. One of them is photons. But no matter what you think about photons you will probably agree that this is not a very good description of electromagnetic radiation. (from comos4kids.com) Structure of Energy:All EM energy waves travel at the speed of light when…

Models, photons, and more

Quantum mechanics is not my area of expertise. Really, I have no area of expertise. However, I think it is time to bring the whole photon thing back up. Yes, I know I was a little harsh before. Maybe I should start over. First, models. Yes models. I think science is all about models. Scientists…

[In part I of this post](http://scienceblogs.com/dotphysics/2008/11/interaction-between-light-and-matter-no-room-for-the-photon/), I struggled to show that a particle in an infinite well can only exist at certain energies. If you try to put a particle with more than one energy, the probability oscillates at a frequency (E2 – E1)/h. So, what is next? Well I think I am ready to…