Year: 1999 Pages: 7
Keywords: Electron structure, Matter waves, Determinism, Feynman
Exactly what is an electron? Albert Einstein was puzzled about matter: ?You know, it would be sufficient to understand the electron?. The consensus on the dual nature of electrons is much like that of two blind men who found an elephant. One felt the elephant's tail and declared he was touching a rope. The second man put his arms around one leg of the elephant and announced he had encountered a tree. Each man thought he had made an informed and valid assessment; in future discussions they considered each other's evidence and concluded that the ?elephant? had a dual nature.