de brogile equation


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de brogile equation

Postby danielruiz1G » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:36 pm

in the de Broglie equation why does it state that any moving "particle" , when the examples talk about cars. can any moving object talk have a wavelength?

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Re: de brogile equation

Postby Bryan Jiang 1F » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:50 pm

Yes, anything with momentum has a wavelength, including cars. The example of a car I think was used to demonstrate that literally anything with momentum has a wavelength, but the scales where finding this wavelength is more relevant is when talking about particles.

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Re: de brogile equation

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:51 pm

According to De Broglie, all moving objects have both particle and wave-like properties, but you can only detect the wavelike properties of objects with very small masses and large velocities.

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Re: de brogile equation

Postby daniela3D » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:14 pm

If you are trying to calculate the wavelength of a wave of light (i.e. photon) use the 3 Light Equations: E=hv ; c=h[lambda] ; E=hc/[lambda].
But when dealing with moving objects such as cars or balls you use lambda=h/mv.

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Re: de brogile equation

Postby Jack Hewitt 4G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:33 pm

danielruiz1G wrote:in the de Broglie equation why does it state that any moving "particle" , when the examples talk about cars. can any moving object talk have a wavelength?

Yes any moving object has wavelength, but with large objects such as cars the wavelength is irrelevant.


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