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The Story of Light by Ben Bova
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Nov 28, 2010

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Picked this book up after learning and being confused by Stephen Hawking's book that says that light can be both a particle and a wave. I was confused and hoped this book could help. This book takes many chapters to tell you that light is neither of those but is "electromagnetic energy". Thanks. That's much clearer. I still learned lots, but don't feel like I walked away with a clear answer or explanation of my question.

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message 1: by Gendou (new)

Gendou Words like "particle" and "wave" are just labels for how things behave in every-day life. Don't expect the quantum world to fit perfectly by any analogy with every-day life.

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