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If Ψ(x, t) is one solution, then so is Ψ(x, –t). The key elements are the probabilistic description of matter and events, and reconciliation of the wavelike and particle-like natures of things through Bohr's principle of complementarity. Thus, witnessing light’s wave-particle duality became possible for the first time. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea of superposition, in which objects can exist simultaneously in two or more seemingly counterintuitive states.

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