University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 38 - Photons: Light Waves Behaving as Particles - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 1275: Q38.16


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The traveling photon does not occupy a definite position in space and time. Also, a photon cannot be accelerated, and always travels at the same speed. The preceding facts are incompatible with the model of the "surfing photon" - the model must be incorrect.
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