10/31/2017 12:14:43 pm
Hi Arthur, I have tended to think of light as a liquid. This helps my poor brain visualise its strange properties with a little simple clarity. I imagine light passing through glass very much like water passing through pebbles. Water also has similar properties - as a liquid it can have a wave form but it is also made up of hydrogen and oxygen particles, I am not saying that light is a liquid just that its paradoxical nature in behaving both as a wave and a particle can be visualised better if you think of it as such.
11/2/2017 01:04:03 pm
Tricky one that - I am trying to get my feeble brain around it. But it occurs to me that light passes or fails to pass through various substances like air and water quite easily but not so through steel plate or a brick. Unless of course the brick is shaved so thinly that it becomes translucent. I wonder if a similar result would be obtained if thin layers of brick were added. Would two layers admit more light? Or is this an anomaly specific to glass only?
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