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What the HECK is a Photon?!

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A photon is a purely quantum mechanical object representing the smallest piece of energy (or quanta) for light. Every quantum particle is a packet of energy though, so how do we tell photons apart from electrons, quarks, and neutrinos?
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Quantum Physics Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOHYT5q5lhQ&list=PLOVL_fPox2K_oFZzJxIU0YIKgTSPu9tcx

What the HECK is Light?!
http://youtu.be/m2-UJAEJzcc

Relativity & Gravity Series:
http://youtu.be/a205YJsbBSQ

Why Doesn't Light Have Mass?
https://youtu.be/ueuwWiR-Dw4
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RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Kurzgesagt on Light:
https://youtu.be/IXxZRZxafEQ

MinutePhysics on Seeing Light:
https://youtu.be/2dRr-fnPCwM

Veritasium on Photon Interference:
https://youtu.be/GzbKb59my3U
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OTHER SOURCES

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Quantum/see_a_photon.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150120084545.htm
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mod2.html#c3
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mod5.html#c1
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