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Light Mechanics

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posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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A simple act of lighting a matchstick produces light, or in other words a em wave with full spectrum of uv to infra red. we know that em wave has the attributes of electric and magnetic field. while the matchstick burns the calorific value is used up and we are left with charred wood. now burning matchstick means the electrons, protons and neutrons in it `vibrate and wouldn't you agree that they have to vibrate in multiple dimensions to generate a full spectrum em wave,
I am just wondering if studies have been done about the number of dimensions the constituents of a matchstick have to vibrate to generate a em wave




posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Nochzwei

Why are other dimensions necessary?



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 08:30 PM
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Full spectrum em wave has a range of frequencies is the reason
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posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: Nochzwei

From Wikipedia


Visible light is an electromagnetic wave, consisting of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling through space. The frequency of the wave determines its color: 4×1014 Hz is red light, 8×1014 Hz is violet light, and between these (in the range 4-8×1014 Hz) are all the other colors of the rainbow. An electromagnetic wave can have a frequency less than 4×1014 Hz, but it will be invisible to the human eye; such waves are called infrared (IR) radiation. At even lower frequency, the wave is called a microwave, and at still lower frequencies it is called a radio wave. Likewise, an electromagnetic wave can have a frequency higher than 8×1014 Hz, but it will be invisible to the human eye; such waves are called ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Even higher-frequency waves are called X-rays, and higher still are gamma rays.

All of these waves, from the lowest-frequency radio waves to the highest-frequency gamma rays, are fundamentally the same, and they are all called electromagnetic radiation. They all travel through a vacuum at the same speed (the speed of light), giving them wavelengths inversely proportional to their frequencies.


No Idea where you're getting you're dimensions idea from though.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: Nochzwei
Full spectrum em wave has a range of frequencies is the reason
a reply to: VoidHawk


I could easily be wrong but I don't think such a thing exists. Is there another way to describe what you're asking about?



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 09:44 PM
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I just read that electron spin happens at 1.5 the speed of light, if that's so, then the humble electron must really be a multi dimensional piece of work, doing a bit of time travel in the process.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Yes Gods creation is highly complex. I hv only reached a point where i am trying to figure out how a humble matchstick can produce a highly complex em wave.
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posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 10:52 PM
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Well there are chemicals laid on the wood that give it the capability to ignite creating the em wave. Lol.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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It's called heat.

There's a whole bunch of neat literature you can find on why hot objects emit light. No dimensions needed.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam


According to Carl Sagan a flame was elements stripped of their electrons.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: Bedlam


According to Carl Sagan a flame was elements stripped of their electrons.



By heat.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 04:30 AM
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This thread is about light mechanics. So pl explain wt is happening at quantum level. Not answer like a school boy
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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: Nochzwei
This thread is about light mechanics. So pl explain wt is happening at quantum level. Not answer like a school boy
a reply to: Bedlam



That IS what's happening at a quantum level. Your understanding is less than that of a school boy. See also: ultraviolet catastrophe. Otherwise known as "why do hot objects not radiate their energy away in a single flash" and "why do hot objects emit light at the wavelengths that they do". It's what got quantum physics started.

Your question is one that was seminal, but you don't even recognize it.

eta: as you're a creationist, you're probably at some point going to try to bring up the canard about "vibrations" from God's voice saying "let there be light" having created all the photons there are. I invite you to first discover that sound is not EM. And won't traverse a vacuum.
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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 04:45 AM
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a reply to: Nochzwei

This is a great subject. Just bumping to come back later to read when I wake up.

S&F



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: Nochzwei
This thread is about light mechanics. So pl explain wt is happening at quantum level. Not answer like a school boy
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At the quantum level, an atom will emit light when one of the electrons "orbiting" the nucleus drop down to a lower energy level. They experience a so called "quantum leap" where they instantly transition between energy levels without physically travelling the distance between energy levels. In the process of dropping to a lower energy level the electron will lose energy in the form of a photon which contains an amount of energy equal to the difference in energy between the electron orbitals.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Lol wt kind of lump o sheites degrees do they dole out in the good ol usa.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

Yes but in a burning matchstick?



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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originally posted by: Nochzwei
a reply to: ChaoticOrder

Yes but in a burning matchstick?

Well that's harder to explain in just a few sentences. Energy is released via a chemical chain reaction, that energy causes the electrons in the atoms of the match to become excited, then when the electrons drop back down to a lower energy level they release photons. Different types of atoms/elements have different energy levels, so it's possible to determine what something is made of just by looking at the wavelength of photons it emits after being excited. For example the color of light from a match will depend on what the head of the match is coated with.
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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: Nochzwei
a reply to: Bedlam

Lol wt kind of lump o sheites degrees do they dole out in the good ol usa.

The kind that require legitimate scholarly research to obtain, rather than unfounded woowoo claims of 'vibrations' in other dimensions.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

thats all well and good. but what i am getting at is the mechanism by which the electrons manage to generate and release light photons



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