What are waves and how are they different from particles?

Asked by Varunasav | 12th Sep, 2014, 10:22: AM

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  1. A wave is described as a vibration or disturbance having a certain energy that can either be stationary or moving.
  2. Every wave has frequency associated with that distinguishes it from other waves.
  3. A particle is physical entity which consists of a certain shape, physical dimensions and mass. It can be either be stationery or moving and we can be sure about its position in space unlike wave.
  4. Particles do not have a frequency that distinguishes them from one another.


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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 15th Sep, 2014, 10:13: AM

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