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  1. Mar 28, 2016 #1
    I know how the particle duality works, but does the duality create its unique pattern. I want to argue no because one can obtain the same momentum with different velocities or mass.
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2016 #2

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    I'm afraid I don't understand the question; could you elucidate ? Give an example ?
     
  4. Mar 28, 2016 #3
    Momentum can be represented as a wave, therefore all corresponding mass has a representing wave. All particles have wave duality, by adding wavelengths to create the corresponding wave to that momentum.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2016 #4
    The wave is a representation of both the particle and wave form....They look like straight line with an interrupting wave...Is this any help?
     
  6. Mar 29, 2016 #5

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    You might want to check this thread
    Still confused what you want to ask. Is this in an introductory quantum mechanics context ?
     
  7. Mar 29, 2016 #6
    watch this: Near the end it talks about waves being put together...does this create a unique signature of the object.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2016 #7

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    I would say: no, on the contrary: this uncertainty relation is universal.
    So in your post #1
    you have the right idea.
    Feel free to ask more; this is a very fundamental issue :smile: .
     
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