Tertium Datur: Wave and Particle at the Same Time

  • Lars Jaeger


In the early 1920s new experimental discoveries emerged on an almost monthly basis. Thus, in 1922, by scattering X-rays on electrons at the surface of crystals, the American physicist Arthur Holly Compton succeeded in showing that the collision laws that apply to mechanical particles apply equally to electromagnetic radiation.

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  • Lars Jaeger
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  1. 1.BaarSwitzerland

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