Tag: photon

How Fast Is Light?

This episode was made possible by generous supporters on Patreon. Hey Crazies. Let me tell you, light is crazy fast. It travels at 671 million miles per hour. That’s 186,000 miles per second or 300,000 kilometers per second or 30 centimeters nanosecond! Whatever units you choose, that’s crazy fast. Fast Fast! So fast, it might

Speed of Light Thank You!

Dear citizens of the universe, You probably know that light can reach two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two measly kilometers in a second, but did you also know that physics can now reach over two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two amazing people in a minute? We’ve broken the speed

What Will We Miss?

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. And the year 6009 will be the very first year since 1961 that a year when written in Hindu-Arabic numerals can be inverted and still look the same. But you and I probably won’t live long enough to enjoy the year six thousand and nine. Human lives just aren’t long enough.

Will This Go Faster Than Light?

The speed of light is meant to be the ultimate speed limit in the universe. According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, nothing should move through space faster than light. But that doesn’t stop people from trying. Every day I get a lot of messages proposing ways to go faster than the speed of light.

Frequency, Wavelength, and the Speed of Light | a video course made easy by Crash Chemistry Academy

Hello. In this video we are going to characterize one aspect of light waves by looking at what frequency and wavelength are and how they are related to the speed of light. First we need to understand what frequency is, frequency’s relationship to wavelength, how frequency is measured, and finally looking at how frequency and

What Is Light?

Light, is the connection between us and the universe. Through light, we could experience distant stars and look back at the beginning of existence itself. But, what is light? In a nutshell Light, is the smallest quantity of energy that can be transported A photon, an elementary particle without a real size That can’t be

Common Physics Misconceptions

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