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De Broglie's

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:01 pm
by Roni Touboul
For DeBroglies wavelength formula do we use mass of a neutron or mass or a proton?

Re: De Broglie's

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 pm
by Gary Qiao 1D
I think it depends on the problem at hand, most likely the problem would state if you need to use the weight of a neutron or proton or a car. However, the weight of a neutron and proton are very similar and almost essentially the same at 1.67 x 10^-27 kg.

Re: De Broglie's

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:26 pm
by Katie Frei 1L
The problem would give you the information on whether you are entering the mass of a neutron or proton into De Broglie's equation.

Re: De Broglie's

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:37 pm
by Mallory_Podosin_1H
Often it can be the mass of an electron. Just use the mass of whatever the question asks. Also another trick could be to use the mass of whatever has the velocity.

Re: De Broglie's

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:49 pm
by CateJensen3K
I believe the problem will tell you which to use or it will give you the value.