Why is wave particle duality important?


Why is wave particle duality important?

Wave-Particle Duality:

Initially, it was thought that waves and particles are two different entities. They were treated differently and were defined separately in physics. It was only until 1924 when Louis de Broglie stepped in to show that both these entities are connected to each other.

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Wave-particle duality is used to explain phenomena associated with microscopic particles. There are experiments that demand wave-particle duality for...

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Wave-Particle Duality & the Davisson-Germer Experiment


Chapter 23 / Lesson 2

Wave-particle duality means that light and sub-atomic particles can also behave as waves, hence the duality. Study the definition of wave-particle duality, the Davisson-Germer Experiment, the de Broglie wavelength, and an example calculation.

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