Hi, I am new to this forum, and to physics in general.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have been reading the basics of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics but am yet to learn the mathematical side.

I am just trying to wrap my head around particle-wave duality and specifically, the wave quantifying of elementary particles.

When particles like leptons or quarks act as waves, how are these described? (In a basic sense). I am somewhat envisioning each particle having its own unique characteristics of frequency and amplitude within a quantum. Is this even close?

I understand light as frequency modulation, but is that all at a constant amplitude? And is the amplitude of a wave how we differentiate at all?

I apologize if that made no sense. As I say, only just embarking on this amazing field and I intend to pursue it indefinitely, so your answers won't go amiss! Thanks!

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# Particle-Wave Duality of Elementary Particles

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