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Does this explanation of wave-particle duality correspond with any existing formal explanation?

You can observe a water wave using light, but there is no analogous way to observe an electromagnetic wave. To observe an EM wave you must take energy out of it, so observing it does indeed affect it. ...
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If we have a beam of photons and a beam of protons with the same energy, which one will get further inside the human body?

I suppose that the photon beam you say is the high-energy $\gamma$-ray produced during nuclear decay, it is ture to say that the photon beam usually travels further. However, the penetrates depth of ...
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