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We all exhibit wave characteristics

  1. Mar 10, 2005 #1
    i attended a lecture today and my teacher stated that we all exhibit wave characteristics and then stated de brogle's experiment etc. he mentioned the following equation and said that it laid down the bases of the wave/particle duality:

    wavelength= plank's constant/(mass*velocity)

    my question is that, when he refers to 'us' (humans) or any other particle etc as a wave, does he mean that we are essentially 'packets of energy'? I'm at a loss as to what is meant by refering to a particle as a 'wave'. help!
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  3. Mar 10, 2005 #2
    What he means is that things at the planck scale exhibit qualities of both particles and waves.

    Yes we are "essentially" packets of energy, but if I wouldn't desribe "us" in a single sentence that way.
  4. Mar 10, 2005 #3
    what's the plank scale?
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