Electrons and Photons? Answered
Under the right circumstance in a synchrotron for example, electrons accelerated to very high speeds can be made to give off photons. Apparently to preserve the laws of conservation of momentum and conservation of energy.
i assume this means the photons in this case have mass to allow the electron to obey these laws so does this mean:
1. Electrons contain the photons
2. Electrons generate the photons
3. Photons are spontaneously generated by some other effect
4. The electrons are dragging photons along with them.
Why do i have a feeling I am not going to understand the answer, if I could I probably wouldn't have asked the question!