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Essentially all things with a mass and momentum have wavelike properties, but we cannot detect wavelike properties of objects that have a large mass, like the car example. If the object is small like an electron or proton, then the wavelike properties are detectable.
Hi! Objects with wavelength properties are extremely small and are classified under quantum mechanics. Larger objects ranging from a baseball to a car are classified under classical mechanics. Classical objects do not exhibit wavelength properties. I believe that if the wavelength calculated is 10^-10m or more, then the wavelengths are detectable. However, when the wavelength is much less, say 10^-30m, then the waves are insignificant and the object cannot be considered to have wavelength properties. Hope this helps!
Large objects like a car fall under classical mechanics, which means you can not observe wave-like properties. Objects with small masses can be observed to have wave-like properties. Anyhting less than 10^-15 m can not be measured either.
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