wave/particle properties of mass

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Jacob Puchalski 1G
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wave/particle properties of mass

Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:38 pm

So if electrons have both wave and particle properties, does that mean that anything with mass have both wave and particle properties as well?

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Re: wave/particle properties of mass

Postby AVerma_F19 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:43 pm

I think that photons are considered massless packets of energy, so I'm not sure whether the same rules would apply.

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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Re: wave/particle properties of mass

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:59 pm

Matter in general has both wave and particle properties [I]because[I] electrons have particle properties and matter consists of electrons. Think of the analogy Dr. Lavelle used in class: water poured out of a bucket acts as a wave flow until you zoom in very close and see the molecules drip out of the bucket one by one as particles. Thus, water has both wave and particle tendencies.

Caroline Zepecki
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Re: wave/particle properties of mass

Postby Caroline Zepecki » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:09 am

Technically, the movement of any matter (such as the water in a bucket example someone mentioned above), is wave movement. BUT, if you break anything down to an atomic level, wouldn't it have particle movement instead?

But then, does all matter definitely have wave movement instead or is that impossible for solid matter, like metals?


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