Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 31 - Think and Explain - Page 598-599: 46


No. Particle properties and wave properties are complementary (mutually exclusive).

Work Step by Step

Bohr's principle of complementarity tells us that quantum phenomena may appear as waves in some experiments and as particles in others - it depends on the experiment that is done. For light, a photon behaves like a wave when it is traveling from one place to another. It behaves like a particle when it is emitted by an atom, or absorbed by a piece of film or a detector.
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