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Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics #39

Season 1 Episode 39 | 9m 41s

The way light behaves can seem very counterintuitive, and many physicists would agree with that, but once you figure out light waves it all starts to make more sense! In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Shini shows us how we know that light exists as a wave and why that's really cool!

Aired: 01/25/17
Extras
Shini introduces the idea of Quantum Mechanics and how it helps us understand light.
Why is e=mc2 such a big deal? And what about this grumpy cat in a box and probability?
Let's talk Einstein and Nuclear Physics. What does E=MC2 actually mean? Why is it useful?
We've all heard of relativity, but what is it? How does it relate to light and motion?
Getting power at home is pretty amazing – and much more complicated than it may seem.
We've talked about how AC circuits change voltage, but let's take a deeper look.
Sunlight, moonlight, torchlight... They all work the same. Let's talk about light!
We've learned about light and how to bend it to our will. But what can we LEARN from it?
Maxwell's Equations tell us a lot about electromagnetic interactions and physics.
Shini talks to us about optical instruments and how they make magnification possible.
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Shini introduces the idea of Quantum Mechanics and how it helps us understand light.
Why is e=mc2 such a big deal? And what about this grumpy cat in a box and probability?
Let's talk Einstein and Nuclear Physics. What does E=MC2 actually mean? Why is it useful?
We've all heard of relativity, but what is it? How does it relate to light and motion?
Getting power at home is pretty amazing – and much more complicated than it may seem.
We've talked about how AC circuits change voltage, but let's take a deeper look.
Sunlight, moonlight, torchlight... They all work the same. Let's talk about light!
We've learned about light and how to bend it to our will. But what can we LEARN from it?
Maxwell's Equations tell us a lot about electromagnetic interactions and physics.
Shini talks to us about optical instruments and how they make magnification possible.