Chapter 29, Problem 20CQ

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000

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Section

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
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.

â€ƒâ€ƒpâ‰ˆhÎ»

Momentum of matter is product of mass and velocity

â€ƒâ€ƒpâ‰ˆmv

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,

â€ƒâ€ƒpâ‰ˆmv

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

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