How can a photon be a wave and a particle at the same time?

1 Answer
Apr 20, 2016

Answer:

because it's "like" a wave, not a wave

Explanation:

It's a quantum object. The experiments of the early 20th century forced physicists to abandon the classical notion of particle as a solid object, instead particles all behave like waves but in a probabilistic sense. The particle is no longer localized, it is everywhere. Everything is quantum, fields are, and the photon is nothing but the unit of EM field energy..

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