wave-particle duality


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wave-par·ti·cle duality

(wāv′pär′tĭ-kəl)
n.
The exhibition of both wavelike and particlelike properties by a single entity, as of both diffraction and linear propagation by light.
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Noun1.wave-particle duality - (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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The backflow effect is the result of wave-particle duality and the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics, and it is already well understood in an idealised case of force-free motion.
Wave-particle duality is further exemplified in Wheeler's delayed-choice Gedanken Experiment (,978b).
The hydrogen emission spectrum, illustrated in this work, is light that gives us information about the underlying quantum world of wave-particle duality.
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His original approach, he connected with the transfer of wave-particle duality of light (its simultaneous duality of particles and waves) on the microparticle substances with a rest mass.
This provides a natural explanation for wave-particle duality, with the transverse mode corresponding to the wave aspects of the deformations and the longitudinal mode corresponding to the particle aspects of the deformations.
Quantum mechanics is a mathematical theory for predicting the behavior of atomic and subatomic particles which helps explain the wave-particle duality of matter and energy.
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Yes, I know wave-particle duality was theorized after Newton was long gone, but cut me some slack; these analogies are hard, and you're still getting an education.
The phenomenon of wave-particle duality makes an exact prediction impossible.
The first volume reviews atomic and nuclear structure, the periodic table, wave-particle duality, radiation and decay processes, and treats kinetics, measurement of radiation, measurement statistics, and an overview of nuclear techniques.
In this paper, I read Nostromos lighthouse and the refraction of the romance plot alongside wave theory, as well as the very early stages of quantum theory and what was in its infancy seen as the "paradox" of wave-particle duality (Hendry 59).