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Is light a particle or a wave? - Colm Kelleher

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Can we accurately describe light as exclusively a wave or just a particle? Are the two mutually exclusive? In this third part of his series on light and color, Colm Kelleher discusses wave-particle duality and its relationship to how we see light and, therefore, color.

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  • Educator Colm Kelleher
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