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Postby Guzman_1J » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:11 pm

Is there a way someone can explain to me how electrons can be both a wave AND a particle?

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Re: electrons

Postby Sally kim 4F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:28 pm

How I understand it is that electrons are particles because everything made is made up of particles, and an abundance of those particles would create a sort of wave, electromagnetic wave. This is actually known as the wave=particle duality, where the idea came from famous scientists, such as Einstein, Planck, Broglie, etc.

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Re: electrons

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:43 pm

Everything can be considered as a wave according to the wave-particle duality. For one can see the particle act as a wave or not, it depends on the mass.

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Re: electrons

Postby Bilal Pandit 1J » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:10 pm

Essentially everything has both normal particle properties and wave properties. It's just that the larger particles have such small wavelengths that they are basically not identifiable, which is seen through the de Broglie equation. That's why even a baseball has wave properties, but they are so small that it's insignificant.

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