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Yes, there is a duality and in the framework of quantum field theory (QFT) it is not even a contradiction at all. It seems pretty natural. All fields and particles are treated very similarly in the QFT language. Both are fields in space-time, so “waves”. There is a suble difference in the spin statistics, namely that fields corresponding to ordinary matter (...

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Double-Slit Experiment I believe you are describing the double slit experiment with electrons (as opposed to with light). The pattern you are describing is called an interference pattern (much like two pebbles producing ripples in a pond and there are parts where the ripples cancel out). Below is a diagram of the double slit experiment. One way of ...

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Let's first address the general question--do "waves" of any kind have (or can they have) inertia? I suppose here by "inertia" you mean "resistance to changes in velocity." This is certainly true of waves in, say, water--you've certainly felt resistance to your hand if you sweep it through water to make a wave; the destructive force of a tsunami is a more ...

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TDSE TISE Here you have the time dependent and independent Schrodinger wave equations, respectively. These relate to the energy of particles, but the trident symbol, Psi is representative of the actual wave equation I believe you are referring to. While De Broglie and schrodinger and others like them do describe particles as behaving like waves, they ...

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Let's say you measured the position of the electron exactly. While you might think that the electron has lost all it's quantum properties since it is localized in space and the wavefunction has collapsed, this is not true. This is because the collapse of the wavefunction depends intrinsically on the measurement that you are performing. Let me clarify that ...

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The Schrodinger equation provides the definite energy space an electron can occupy inside a shell in the atom. The wave function, one of its variables, actually gives the probable location of an electron in space.

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