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comment Single photon's effect on conservation of momentum?
You can tell the frequency of a single photon from where your getting that photon, whichever energy level etc. But I'm trying to reason what occurs if you have a single photon of an unknown frequency. This means you'd have to take frequency as number of periods in a unit interval of time, but if its only a single period then how do you measure frequency? Since you can't measure the distance between peaks as there is no 2nd peak to measure against. As to number of samples taken I'm referring to that as I'm essentially wondering about frequency when you have a single sample, a specific instance.
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comment Single photon's effect on conservation of momentum?
Unfortunatly I don't think I'm being very clear with my question. Your response (Sharkos) is when you have multiple photons all adding up to a single larger wavepacket. In that instance you have frequency because you have other photons to compare to. I'm wondering what occurs if you have just a single photon making up the packet. You have no other peaks to compare with, thus you can't measure frequency. This is my question, what occurs if you have a single discreet photon that has no other peaks. Without other peaks you can't measure the rate of the peaks passing you by. You have no frequency.
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comment Graviton and photons interaction
If its not a source from a point how do you view them?
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comment Combining of iron nuclei
Sidebar knowledge - Iron is the most naturally magnetic element, aka its electrons spin in synchronized orbits. Does this affect stability? Since most of the more structurally sound elements are more naturally magnetic with like 1 outilir *which I don't remember.
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