wave-particle duality

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Synonyms for wave-particle duality

(physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory

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All the experimental evidence and technological experience so far, suggest that the virtual particles of the quantum vacuum may play a significant role in determining the attributes of the quantum phenomena, namely the wave-particle duality, its non-locality, its uncertain nature and influence (based on chance and necessity) on the macroscopic biochemical and astrophysical processes etc.
This is clearly influenced by uncertainty connected with wave-particle duality.
the wave-particle duality of light, perpetual motion, the double-slit experiment, dark matter, creation and growth of form, among numerous others).
Making use of the quantum mechanical consequences of wave-particle duality, electron microscopes can resolve smaller features, since electrons can be accelerated to energies corresponding to wavelengths smaller than those of visible light.
The wave-particle duality is simply a narrative device for forcing unforeseen juxtapositions into being, like connecting Hezbollah to the ancient Giza Plateau and the reincarnation of Egyptian Pharaohs as present-day jihadists [in a forthcoming sci-fi pulp paperback].
It generally has not addressed how to interpret wave-particle duality and other perplexities of quantum mechanics.
Topics include fundamental quantum phenomena and concepts, entanglement and its consequences, the Bohr-Einstein debate and the fundamental problem of quantum mechanics, the quantum world, entangles quantum systems from wave-particle duality 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.
argues that there is a clear parallel between the wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics and the doctrine of two natures in Christ.
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.
This provides a natural explanation for wave-particle duality, with the transverse mode corresponding to the wave aspects of the deformations and the longitudinal mode corresponding to the particle aspects of the deformations.