Measurable Wavelengths


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Mark 1D
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Measurable Wavelengths

Postby Mark 1D » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:23 pm

Does anybody know how long a wavelength must be to be "measurable"?

Rachel-Weisz3C
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Re: Measurable Wavelengths

Postby Rachel-Weisz3C » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:31 pm

I believe in lecture, we were told that for the sake of answering questions that ask if there can be measurable wavelike properties the cutoff is at 10^-18 (even though it is extremely small), but in the lab, it would be rare that anyone measures pat 10^-12.

Keshav Bhatnagar 1H
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Re: Measurable Wavelengths

Postby Keshav Bhatnagar 1H » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:49 pm

Yes, the cutoff is at 10^-18

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Re: Measurable Wavelengths

Postby Maria Solis Disc 1G » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:13 am

Although Dr. Lavelle said the cutoff was 10 ^-18, he specifically said that we wouldnt have to worry about the cutoff since the answers would be obviously small, like 10^-30


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