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Similarities/differences between EM waves and particle waves

  1. Apr 29, 2007 #1
    Bare with me, I haven't gone to 3rd level yet. Hopefully, if I get enough points, I will be at University next year.


    I am just wondering, what is the difference between energy traveling as a wave, like electro magnetic radiation, and the wave state of a particle? Are these the same waves? Or two different types?
     
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  3. Apr 29, 2007 #2
    from what i know, they are the same thing, just different ways of describing it. when energy travels as a wave, it also travels in quanta, and when particles travel in waves, thats the same as energy traveling because e= mc^2
     
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