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One very simplified way of thinking about it is "Light travels like a wave, and strikes like a particle"...In traveling through transparent glass, light acts more like a wave, and is diffracted.
In reality, this is all part of an integrated behavior of light, as described by quantum theory, not two separate natures.
Thank you comrades. My another question is what could be that particle made up of? Whether is it particles of the source or something else? Is the fact that light travel in straight line being marred by the fact that light undergoes diffraction?
what could [a photon be] made up of? Whether is it particles of the source or something else?
Quotewhat could [a photon be] made up of? Whether is it particles of the source or something else?Photons are emitted by electrons and protons changing their orbits (the protons tend to produce gamma rays). The same number of protons and electrons remain in the source material after emitting the photon. So you would have to say that photons are not particles from the source material, but they do carry away some energy of the source material.