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Its simple enough. If classical particles encounter a potential step higher than their kinetic energy they cannot penetrate it. Because as soon as they penetrate the barrier they will have a negative kinetic energy, which is not possible. A wave reacts differently to potential barriers. Waves don't stop abruptly at finite potential barriers. Instead they ...


(a)The problem with wave particle duality, in the test you propose, is that it has yet to be determined what is really going on in nature. One solution not yet accepted is that energy leaves the atom in the form of expanding spheres with definite gaps between the nested spheres, thus being Quantum (discrete) and also meeting E=hv because each sphere has the ...

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