Asked in Physics
Do photons travel in a straight line?
Asked in Astronomy
Photons in sun travel is a straight path on the way?
Asked in Physics, Speed of Light
When light photons are considered to be particles what kind of path do they usually travel?
As particles photons travel in a straight line unless they are diverted by reflection, refraction, or a magnetic or gravitational field. Note that when it comes to gravity it can also be represented that the light continues in a straight line - but the space it travels through is curved so its path appears curved to the outside observer.
Asked in Physics
How does light travels in a straight lines?
thats a difficult question to answer but simply put in open space a particle that has mass cannot achieve light speed because as a particle gains momentum that energy causes the particle to become more massive thus requiring more energy to accelerate this is what E=mc2 means, that energy and mass are one and the same, photons are a massless particle and therefor cannot move slower then light speed, based on that you can assume that the photon of light moving at light speed is actually at its lowest possible energy level in regards to momentum and therefor has no energy available to change its direction unless it bounces from another object. another particle that travels in a straight line is radio signals and thats why tall buildings sometimes can block the signal.
Asked in Chemistry
Do ultraviolet photons travel at with a greather speed than yellow photons?
Asked in Science, Physics, Chemistry, Flashlights
If you just click a flashlight on and off once do photons decay or travel indefinitly?
The light leaving a flashlight when it is turned on and then off will tend to move in a straight line. The problem is that there is air that the light will have to move through. The air will scatter or even absorb the photons. Eventually all the photons will be scattered and absorbed. If the experiment was conducted in outer space, the photons would travel a great distance as there is little in the way of particles to scatter the photons. Here on earth, the atmosphere would absorb the energy as there is relatively little of it released from the flashlight.
Asked in Physics
Does energy travel in a straight line?
Energy does always travel in a straight line. It is true that close to a massive object the energy may 'appear' to bend, but this is simply because mass bends space, a straight line through curved space is still a straight line. So the reason that energy travels in a straight line is because a straight line is actually defined as the path taken by a beam of light!
Asked in Physics, Lakes and Rivers, Sound Waves
Does sound travel in a straight line?
sound yes sound travel in a straight line What Sound Looks Like The answer is yes and no. If you drew a line from the source of a sound to where you were when you perceived it, it would appear to be a line. However, upon further analysis (the depth of that depending on the sound you are looking at), you would see that it actually travels in a wave form, having an amplitude, frequency, wave length, period and speed. Does sound travel in a straight line? No, sound travels in a wave, therefore it does not travel in a straight line. It does travel in a line, just not a staright one
Asked in Geometry
What does the sun's rays shine in a straight line?
Asked in Science
How does light travel and how fast does it travel?