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The Probability Wave

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Quantum physics refers to the unusual concept of the probability wave. What this means is that a particle - say for example an electron - when not being measured (located), takes the form of a field or wave of probable locations, some being more probable or likely than others. So from one point of view the electron is a solid little energy particle located in a particular spot. And from another point of view it is an energy field or wave-form of possible locations (the extent of the probability-wave is based on Plank's constant (a very tiny quantity) and defined according to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle). This is the so-called wave-particle paradox in quantum physics; a particle is also a wave, a wave is also a particle.
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3888x2592px 3.42 MB
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SONY
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DSC-R1
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10/20 second
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F/16.0
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Nov 26, 2006, 5:46:30 PM
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