As a very important consequence, the standard explanations of quantum interference and diffraction based on the wave-particle duality
, self-interference and wave collapse are irrelevant in the framework of the geometric model, thus solving the mystery in the heart of quantum mechanics.
is still somewhat of a mystery in quantum mechanics.
Zellinger, "Wave-particle duality
of [C.sub.60] molecules," Nature, vol.
For Conrad, writing when light theory was in a moment of flux but before wave-particle duality
had been accepted by the scientific community, light does not bring connection--although it does carry with it a sense of paradox.
This is clearly influenced by uncertainty connected with wave-particle duality
. Meanwhile, Clark (1994) developed Bohr's (and QM's) concept of complementarity to come with a comprehensive interpretation of the process of gentrification and, just recently, Portugali (2008) argued that paradoxes of the kinds inherent in QM might be useful for prediction and planning in self-organising cities.
Today, physicists accept the fact that light behaves as both a wave and a particle--it has "wave-particle duality
." In fact, it is the wave-particle duality
of light that allows night-vision goggles to operate.
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to single-photon sources of light, quantum information, the promise of quantum computers, decoherence and the transition from quantum physics to classical physics, quantum information processing, and quantum theory as a challenge for philosophy.
People can be scared off by the math in physics and terms such as "photoelectric effect" and "wave-particle duality
," Micklavzina said, but once they see the principles in play in their daily lives, "they start making connections."
argues that there is a clear parallel between the wave-particle duality
in quantum mechanics and the doctrine of two natures in Christ.
The fact that particles sometimes behaved as waves and waves as particles was called the "wave-particle duality
." Although matter was sufficient to encompass all known physical phenomena, the apparent twofold nature of matter gave diehard dualists some comfort.
But at the foundation of the structure lies, directly or indirectly, the wave-particle duality
enunciated by Louis de Broglie.
Einstein wasn't comfortable with quantum mechanics either, calling it "spooky." He and two collaborators, Podolsky and Rosen, wrote a paper in 1935 arguing that quantum mechanics was "incomplete" because it seemed to allow for the propagation of signals faster than the speed of light--a result forbidden by Einsteins relativity Like so many of the strange effects of quantum mechanics, this was a consequence of the wave-particle duality
in which physical systems behave either like waves or particles, depending upon which type of property you are trying to measure.