Photon: Wave and/or Particle

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


You know that a blackbody cavity, kept at a given temperature T, will be filled with electromagnetic radiation of a particular spectral form, viz., the Planck spectrum. This is one case where we could have thought of the radiation either as fluctuating electric and magnetic fields, or as a bunch of photons.


Charged Particle Average Energy Compton Scattering Blackbody Radiation Thermal Bath 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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