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Wave-particle duality

Matter behaves as a particle, but under certain conditions also as a wave.

 


Explanation

Energy quanta have particle and wave properties. The equation of De Broglie gives the relationship between the wavelength and momentum of a particle.

where

    λ Wavelength
    h Planck constant
    p Momentum
    m Inertial mass
    v Velocity
    γ Lorentz factor
    c Speed of light

 


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