Waves Versus Particles

  • Marcel Wellner


By now, we have accumulated massive evidence that light consists of waves. We have seen the admirable success of Maxwell’s theory, which predicts, among other facts, the speed of the waves and the phenomenon of polarization. Most convincing of all are the countless optical experiments which exhibit interference and diffraction, thereby permitting accurate wavelength measurements; surely a wavelength cannot be measured unless there is a wave.


Work Function Uncertainty Principle Compton Scattering Electron Volt Initial Kinetic Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Wellner
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  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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