Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 27 - Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom - Questions: 14

Answer

We say such things because light sometimes behaves like a wave, and at other times, like a particle.

Work Step by Step

Experiments involving diffraction, interference, and polarization demonstrate the wave characteristics of light. Experiments such as the photoelectric effect and Compton scattering demonstrate the particle characteristics of light. Light is not just a wave or just a particle, but shows properties of each.
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