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ERIC Number: EJ775639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Uncertainty Principle, Virtual Particles and Real Forces
Jones, Goronwy Tudor
Physics Education, v37 n3 p223-233 May 2002
This article provides a simple practical introduction to wave-particle duality, including the energy-time version of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. It has been successful in leading students to an intuitive appreciation of "virtual particles" and the role they play in describing the way ordinary particles, like electrons and protons, exert forces on each other. (Contains 4 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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