I hope this is the right place to post my questions. I have very basic questions that I just don't know the answer to and they are based off of my trying to understand quantum mechanics. Also, my questions will likely build and have follow up questions. It might come off as more or less a discussion even... For instance, when it is said that photons act as both waves and particles, what exactly does that mean? Because I know that a photon is in fact a particle (correct?). Is this to say that the particle more or less 'wiggles' as it travels? I was under the impression that if something acts in the sense of a wave, that it was more like a sound wave; where no particles were really moving much, but instead acting like jolting one end of a stretched slinky and down the line the other end will feel the jolt. Everything I read does not really give a simple explanation to the very basics I've always wondered.