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Looks like a Particle, Acts like a Wave

Lecture no. 20 from the course: 12 Essential Scientific Concepts

Looks like a Particle, Acts like a Wave

Taught by Professor Indre Viskontas | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Is light a wave or a particle? To find the answer, comb through revolutionary ideas by Max Planck and Albert Einstein to encounter the wave-particle duality (a paradox best captured by the famous Heisenberg principle). Then, investigate some of the applications of this duality, specifically through the development and use of lasers.

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