Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 32 - Think and Discuss: 51

Answer

It is not a contradiction.

Work Step by Step

Like light, electrons display both particle and wave properties. The particular behavior of the electron that we observe depends on the experiment that we perform. This dualism is called complementarity. This is discussed on pages 595-596.
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