Theory of Elementary Waves

26 posts in this topic

The metaphor I use to visualize the TEW is of a boat (the particle) traveling in one direction over ocean waves (the elementary waves) going in the opposite direction. The waves impart an up-and-down motion to the straight-line forward motion of the boat.

Photons are not ordinary things experienced a man-scale, only much smaller. They are unlike anything experienced at man-scale (which is why it took so long to discover them). Be very cautious about analogizing.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites