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The Wave-Particle Duality

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics, volume 1)

Abstract

The wave-particle duality asserting that everything possesses partly wave and partly particle properties is presented. This duality, on which Quantum Mechanics is based, provides the required kinetic energy to counterbalance the attractive nature of the interactions and stabilizes both the microscopic and the macroscopic structures of matter. The core of Quantum Mechanics can be condensed to the following three fundamental principles possessing amazing quantitative predictive power: Those of Heisenberg, Pauli, and Schrödinger.

Keywords

Waveparticle QM Uncertainty Exclusion Perpetual motion Discreteness 

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© Eleftherios N. Economou 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Crete, FORTH IESLIraklionGreece

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