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Is the photon physically oscillating through space as it travels? I wouldnt imagine so. Which periodic occurrence is referred to when one talks about the frequency of a particle? No the photon is not oscillating through space. It is an elementary particle of the standard model which is the quantum mechanical description of most of our experimental ...


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The easiest way to see frequencies is in interference. Imagine you have waves coming towards a wall. Imagine too that the frequency of the waves is way higher that what you can see. You cannot directly observe the waves, but you will see that the wall is wet a few centimetres over the surface. Now, instead of one wave, you have two coming from different ...


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I have never seen de Broglie's relation written with vector quantities. A quick search online reveals a lack of vectors as well. In the relation $$\lambda = \frac{h}{p}$$ it is implied that the quantity $p$ is the magnitude of the momentum $\left | \vec{p} \right |=p.$ Yes, the word momentum in a strict sense refers to a vector quantity, but often physicists ...


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Uncertainty principle is due to intrinsic uncertainty of nature. Yes, at any given time a particle exists both as a particle and a wave combined. Following part of your question is related to the complementarity principle (of the most accepted Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics) claims that wave and particle are similar to two sides of a coin. ...


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There is nothing like bubble chamber photos to clarify such issues. Here is an anti Lamda: The part relevant to your question is that we can measure with an accuracy of microns the vertex of the decaying antilamda, and with an accuracy of an MeV/c the momenta of the particles it decays into, an antiproton and a pion. The antiproton identifiable by ...



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