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Textbook Problem

Is there any measurable difference between the momentum of a photon and the momentum of matter?

To determine

Whether there is any measurable difference between the momentum of a photon and the momentum of matter.

Explanation

Introduction:

Special theory of relativity is used to find the momentum of the photon with and without mass.

  phλ

Momentum of matter is product of mass and velocity

  pmv

Both matter and photon have dual nature of wave and particle so to identify the difference between both, the momentum calculation is hard.

In matter, the momentum is calculated with the help of formula which is given as,

  pmv

Momentum of photon in terms of energy and velocity of light is<

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