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Personally I prefer the term "warticle" ;p

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http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qm-bohm/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_principle

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I sometimes used to picture them like *packets*, like a tiny box with a piece of wave inside, a space-limited (and time-limited) wave impulse.

If you imagine each of them like in the attached picture then each is "space-confined", but many of them together forming a beam can be seen as a continuous wave (because the envelope is a piece of squared cosine, if you put many of them one after the other in the proper position and sum them all you should get a constant envelope).

If you imagine each of them like in the attached picture then each is "space-confined", but many of them together forming a beam can be seen as a continuous wave (because the envelope is a piece of squared cosine, if you put many of them one after the other in the proper position and sum them all you should get a constant envelope).

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Some people use the term

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[tex] \Delta t \Delta \nu = 1 [/tex]

Further, the spatial frequency k is propotional to the momentum of the "wavicle" (with a constant 1/h-bar). So, we find that the width of the wavicle is constrained to:

[tex] \Delta x \Delta p = hbar [/tex]

So the link between the uncertainty principle and the wave property of matter is mathematical in nature. The wave property of matter, on the other hand, requires experimental evidence.

For reading, google for "bandwidth time product". The Stanford Exploration Project has nice slides.

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Regards,

Reilly Atkinson

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