Gamma rays - need refreshing for exam

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    ok, when I think of one particle, I think of one pixel, just to have something to measure with. ( am I completely wrong about what particles are then? ) but one thing is sure, our book doesn't teach that photons are particles, but that they are waves with different wave lengths describing their effect... Also, the longest description of 'photon wave effects' (dunno what to call this) we deal with is Lyman's, dunno if that explains anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    one thing is sure, our book doesn't teach that photons are particles, but that they are waves with different wave lengths describing their effect...
    I think these things (particles and waves) are somewhat metaphorical, but even so they are not incompatible. A particle could wave

    Check this out: M-theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No more waves and particles -- membranes and strings!
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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