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Light and Waves – at a basic level

Yes, this can be very complicated. But what should a middle-school student understand about light? You see stuff in textbooks that is either wrong or just a bunch of disconnected factoids (I like the word factoid). So, what do I think is important about light (not at the Maxwell’s equations level) What is a wave…

One of the fundamental aspects of physics is the study of light and how that interacts with matter. I have been putting off this post – mainly because I am not a quantum mechanic (I am a classical mechanic). There are lots of things that could be done in this post, but I am going…