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Homework Help: physics

Posted by laura on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 8:17pm.

Is saying light is electrically polarized , saying it is an electric dipole?

Your question can be answered using either wave or particle models of light. In the wave model, polarization is related to the direction of the oscillating electrical field vector. Polarization has nothing to do with dipoles (although dipoles often emit the light). In the particle model, light photons do have angular momentum "spin" of +1, and components of -1, 0 or +1 along any axis, but the light itself is not polarized. A photon has no charge and no dipole moment.

so is the answer false?

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