what are the basic characteristics of light?explain your answer
Characteristics of Light
Newton proposed the particle theory of light to explain the bending of light upon reflection from a mirror or upon refraction when passing from air into water. In his view, light was a stream of particles emitted from a light source, entering the eye to stimulate sight. Newton's contemporary Christiaan Huygens showed that a wave theory of light could explain the laws of reflection and refraction. In the late 1800s, James Clerk Maxwell predicted, and then Gustav Ludwig Hertz verified, the existence of electromagnetic waves traveling at the speed of light. A complete conceptualization of the nature of light includes light as a particle, as a wave, and as electromagnetic radiation.
THE PRIMARY PROPERTIES OF VISIBLE LIGHT ARE INTENSITY PROPAGATION DIRECTION FREQUENCY OR WAVELENGHT SPECTRUM AND POLARIZATION.WHILE ITS SPEED IN A VACUUM 299,792,458 METERS PER SECOND IS ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CONSTANT OF NATURE.