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ERIC Number: EJ815770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Why Are There so Many Different Models of Light?
Robertson, William C.
Science and Children, v46 n2 p56-60 Oct 2008
Is light a ray, a wave, or a particle? Yes, yes, and yes. An article in this issue ("The Benefits of Scientific Modeling," p. 40) discusses the process of scientific modeling, and light is a great example of how modeling works. There are three viable models for light, each appropriate for different situations. The author will discuss the situations to which each applies, and then discuss how these different explanations are all compatible with one another. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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