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The situation with an incoming wave accelerating a charged particle (an electron) is the classical process known as Thomson scattering. The electric field of the incoming wave exerts a (Lorentz) force on the electron. (Usually the magnetic component of the Lorentz force is ignored because the magnitude of ${\bf v} \times {\bf B}$ is small compared with ...


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One could look at the two slit experiment and the interference pattern as a 4 dimensional event. So if the event was run for say 5 minutes, it would be a single 5 minute 4 dimensional event. However, if we detected the photons passing through the slits, or detect them just before they reach the screen, then each of these detections is an event in itself, ...


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You have fallen prey to the same confusion that many people have with regards to the wave/particle duality: The quantum objects that constitute our world are neither waves nor classical particles, and it is an error to believe that electrons/photons/whatever can "propagate as a wave" in one moment and "behave like a particle" in the next. The quantum ...


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In addition to the normal uncertainty relation between position and momentum, there is also a relation between the uncertainties of when an event took place and the energy involved. \begin{equation} \Delta E \Delta t \le \frac{\hbar}{2}\end{equation} The experiment you have proposed involves measuring the time of flight of the photon very accurately, in ...


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The fact is its not "electron proton and more particles" its basically all particles and the fact that they show properties of wave as well that is why for fundamental understanding we describe all of them as a dual of wave and particles I think your problem seems to be with the words 'particles' and 'waves' and you want a new word. But the fact is more ...


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Quantum-mechanics predicts particle-like together with the wave-like behavior of quanta very well, there is no need for another theory. Furthermore there can not be defined a new "class" of particles since there is no clear border between particles which show only classical "particle-behavior" (see for example double slit experiemnt with fullerenes) And if ...



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