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Particles of Light, Waves of Matter

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Quantum Mechanics

Particles of Light, Waves of Matter

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Light propagates through space as a wave, but it exchanges its energy in the form of particles. You learn how Louis de Broglie showed that this weird wave-particle duality also applies to matter, and how Max Born inferred that this relationship makes quantum mechanics inherently probabilistic.

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j********m
January 15, 2018
I now understand something of the relationship between particles and waves and how it came about that the nature of waves (amplitude) has to do with the probability of a particle appearing. Most fascinating and thank you for explaining it so coherently and making the elegant mathematics come to life and understanding.

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