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What causes a photon to move?

They think that light is made of particles, called photons. They think that photons do move at speed c ( 300,000 km/s). They think light is produced by wiggling electrons in atoms. When excited, electrons jump from lower level to higher level and back to lower level, releasing extra energy as light (photons).


In respect to this, how does a photon move?

The electromagnetic wave travels at speed of light which is explained by Maxwell’s equations. As the quanta of these waves, photons will also travel at light speed. In special relativity, the energy of a particle is related to its mass via E=γmc2. Photons are massless, but they have finite energy.

Similarly, do photons ever stop moving? Answer 2: Photons move at the speed of light because they have no inherent mass to slow them down. Because they have no inherent mass, they can‘t really be stopped per-se, because a photon that wasn’t moving would have no basis to even exist – really all a photon is depends on its movement.

Also question is, how does a photon move through space?

In contrast, light waves can travel through a vacuum, and do not require a medium. In empty space, the wave does not dissipate (grow smaller) no matter how far it travels, because the wave is not interacting with anything else. As a wave travels from a source, it propagates outward in all directions.

Why do photons move in waves?

Photon is not a normal particle it is a packet of energy, so Photon travels in a wave because wave carries energy and since Photon itself is a packet of energy so therefore Photon travels in a wave.

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