Light Waves..WTF????

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    All other waves in nature need a medium to propagate. How do light and other pure energy and electromagnetic waves maintain integrity in the vacuum of space with no medium to interact with?

    Google answer is lame...

    "electromagnetic waves do not need any medium because they don't transfer energy through the medium. sound on the other hand just transfers energy to the air molecules making them vibrate and transfer energy to adjacent molecules etc till they reach your ear."

    One would think that photons would just disperse randomly without any inhibiting factor. The same should go for all radiated energy.

    Anybody know a believable answer to this question?
     
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    It's been a long time since I studied particle physics. Light is trans-formative and moves between two states being particle and wave and this duality maintains form structure.

    They do not follow the mechanical set of wave transmissions which sound follows. Thus, when in transmission they are fluidly moving from state to state with the movement holding states.

    These states are not exclusive which is why they do not disperse Huggy. The transition is calculated via a tensor calculus which means there is an infinite number of points in the transmission. There is not one state moving to another state as much as there is a movement of the string of state.

    There is no point of nullity that we can calculate, so it is not there to our mathematical ability at present. The point of nullity is where dispersion births.
     
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    Cause god made em that way?

    I did not even know light had hands.
     
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    Seriously I never thought of the details or why, just that EM, light, etc do not need a medium.
    And accepted truth for me. I did study how radio waves propogate, but the medium angle was not really mentioned.
    I just studied as relaing to wavelength and antennas, etc.
     
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    I undergetit!!! Hands..waves...:lol: :lol: Yuk..Yuk...Yuk...
     
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    But sadly, G-d doesn't describe which is why we need the sciences :)

    Maybe I need to say begins instead of births. :razz:
     
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    Yep waves are interesting in that they are not really waves but combinations of amplitude and time.
     
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    What is truly interesting to me is that the point of intersection on the tensor (4th dimension) is not in our frame of reference.

    This tells me that there is a single point in a single transmission where the particle -->wave : wave --> particle is not in our frame of reference.
     
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    OK amplitude is a function of power or energy and time is the function of frequency ala the Doppler effect or red shift.

    Still doesn't explain the turn back on itself in amplitude. SOMETHING must be out there for it to bounce off of... you would think.
     
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    That's the interesting part I am writing about Huggy. When the change occurs fully, it's not in our universe for that single reference point.

    There's nothing to turn back and there's nothing to change.

    Until it has changed and is back in our reference point.

    :eek:
     

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