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    Photon Termination at a Point Without the Particle Concept.Paul Klevgard - manuscript
    Wave-particle duality is considered for the photon only. It is argued that the photon’s wave nature is indisputable unlike its particle nature. Photon as particle largely depends upon photon termination at a point with the analogy then made to particle impact. An alternate scenario for photon point termination is offered; a side benefit of this is a possible alternate view of photon entanglement.
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    Photon Physics and the Classical Ontology.Paul Klevgard - manuscript
    We think of kinetic energy (KE) as a quantity possessed by rest mass in motion. But somehow electromagnetic (EM) radiation transports KE across space without any rest mass. In addition, a single photon passing through a double slit diffracts into multiple paths in space without affecting its KE. This is hard to explain. Quantum theories that confront the double slit problem do not address these two issues directly. The ontology of radiation KE is examined which leads to some new ideas (...)
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  3. Wave/Particle Duality: The La Brea Tar Pit of Quantum Theory.Paul Klevgard - 2007 - Physics Essays 20:119-126.
    Why do photons and speeding electrons have both wave features and particle features when common sense tells us that they should be either particle or wave and not an amalgam of both? Part I of this paper deals with photons and argues that there are flaws in the assumptions we have made regarding their particle nature. The argument depends upon distinguishing between two identities of the photon, namely unstored energy and its stored (relativistic) mass. Part II extends these arguments to (...)
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    Wave-Particle Duality: A New Look From First Principles.Paul Klevgard - manuscript
    Part I looks at duality for the photon; Part II does the same for the electron. The traditional division of kinetic energy between radiation and matter-in-motion is reexamined permitting new insights into duality. An in-flight photon displays wave characteristics. Such a photon can interfere with itself and take all available space paths as a wave. In addition, photons pass through one another like waves whereas particles impact each other. It is only when the photon terminates on a material object and (...)
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