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  1. Im sure I'll be corrected if im wrong: In my ignorance, as far as I understand, but perhaps contrary to the community; if something moves within an environment, then that environment can be considered to be a medium. Classically, a medium is mass-ive. It consists of solid, liquid, gas, plasma which have mass. Sound in motion on Earth, propagates through a relative environment that consists of mass-ive atoms of nitrogen and oxygen (beside other things). This environment or medium is called air and it is gaseous in nature. An tsunami in a ocean propagates through a relative environment that consists of water molecules (besides other things). This environment or medium is called the sea and it is liquid in nature. An earthquake's medium is rock which is solid. Light in motion in deep space propagates through a relative environment that consists of the quantised particles (besides other things). This environment is called the electromagnetic field, which has no mass as it is neither solid, liquid, gas or plasma. Why is this field not a medium? Other than because a purely pedantic definition of a medium must consist of particles with mass, and a field consisting of particles without mass. EM radiation does not require a medium. But it does require a field. Is this just semantics? What is the term for both mass-ive and mass-less environments through which waves propagate? If space (and time) consists of stuff with mass, and anything with mass can be view as a medium for the right kind of relative wave, how is space (and time) not (at least partially) made up of media? The flocking effect is a manifestation of multiple birds. If were going "down/deeper" one level, you could conceivably think of gravity as a field or dare i say "medium" through which a bird moves. Certainly with gravity goggles, a bird will appear to have some form of manifestation. With infra red googles, again the bird has a manifestation. However, can you describe flocking using just a bird and its quantised manifestations in various fields, and extrapolating that data through two (or more) levels of scope? If not, then a purely quantum definition of a flock must be incomplete.
  2. I must apologise for my poor use of words. Im a dreamer, not a physicist. Is the medium for light not the Electromagnetic field? Is spacetime not a superset of all media including EM? If you can clarify, it would help me dream. Just because a flock of birds is quantised by single birds, doesn't mean you can describe the flocking effect by looking at single birds.
  3. You missed my point. My point is: Your statement is true, but only with the presence of the electromagnetic field. I posit that, the field prevents photons from moving at any speed other than c, and prevents any particles with mass from travelling at c. Thus satisfying your statement that a photon cannot be a rest relative to an observer, and that they always move at c.
  4. A photon certainly appears to travel in spacetime, relative to an observer. But could it also be completely stationary (relative to the observer and the entire universe), and that its the medium that causes the relative motion? A piece of flotsam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has no velocity in and of itself. Over time, its path of movement may exhibit wave-like properties, but this behaviour is also NOT a property of the flotsam. Precisely. Light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. A photon is simply a particle with zero mass at rest. To say the wave-like property belongs to light is essentially describing a property of the electromagnetic field. The photon is the particle. The field is the wave. Where is the duality, other than photon being bound to the field?
  5. This is my last post till tomorrow as I've used up all my allowance. However my question remains unanswered. Just because a photon can exhibit wave like behaviour doesn't mean the behaviour is due a property of the photon. Is it not conceivable that the medium through which the photon is travelling is wave-like in nature, and that the photon is bound to this medium in such a way as to be have no other option but to exhibit this same property? Ps my math is sub standard. Relative to what is required to understand anything, it might as well be non existent. On a separate note, perhaps this post should be moved into the quantum board, rather than theoretical physics. I didn't realise before I posted sorry.
  6. "the energy of photoelectrons increases with increasing frequency of incident light and is independent of the intensity of the light" So the above statement would indicate the particle nature of a photon. Is the wave theory shown with the double slit experiment? But why does the wave like property have to belong to the photon? Why can it not be intrinsic to the fabric of the space through which the particle traverses, and that it is space that exhibits the wavelike properties rather than the photon, and that any single photon is rigidly attached to a single wave?
  7. Why can a photon not be described as a particle that is attached to a wave, and that these waves ripple through spacetime at the speed of light, independently of any particles Why does the wave need to be a property of the photon?
  8. why does everything seem to only go in the same direction wrt time? If time is a rate of change, then something that cannot change has no time. if time is relative between object and observer, does this mean we can never observe something which never changes?
  9. What force makes time go "forwards"? As "now" evolves, how is yesterday manifested? Where is yesterday at? What form does the past assume? If yesterday is irretrievable, where has all the energy before "now" gone? Can time be accelerating as observed from extra dimensions, and yet appear constant from within spacetime? Could dark energy be a manifestation of time, past and future, within which information is retrievable to the present?
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