Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 31 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 15

Answer

Particle-like. Wavelike.

Work Step by Step

The electron behaves as a particle when it is absorbed and detected. They behave as a wave while in transit through the 2 slits, and where they strike the screen (i.e., the resulting pattern, as shown in Figure 31.11) is determined by their wavelike behavior. This is discussed on page 591.
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