Help with the concept of De Broglie's


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Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby nathansalce 3e » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:46 am

So if an object has a wavelength of less than x10^-15, its wavelength is technically undetectable or just so small that is irrelevant has little to no functionality. However, does it technically have a wavelength still? Do we consider it as an object that still has a wavelength? or if its value is smaller than x10^-15, do we no longer say it has a wavelength?

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby Nisarg Shah 1C » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 am

If an object has a wavelength of less than x10^-15, then it still has wave-like properties, but they are basically undetectable. For example, if you throw a baseball, it will still have a wavelength, but it will oscillate at such a small wavelength, that it becomes irrelevant.

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby Minie 1G » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:07 am

Yeah, the wavelength exists but is very small and imperceivable. The entire concept of De Broglie's is to propose that all matter has wave-like properties, such as wavelengh. It is usually applied to describe the wave-like nature of an electron, but can still be used for larger objects. Just doesn't tell us much about them, since their wavelength is so tiny (negligible).

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby Humza_Khan_2J » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Anything with momentum has a wavelength. However, since momentum is related to mass and velocity, something with a high mass can make the wavelength relatively undetectable.

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby Pooja Nair 1C » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:46 pm

The wavelength exists, but is merely not detectable. Typically, if the wavelength is smaller than 1*10^-12 m (the size of gamma rays) then its not detectable. DeBroglie's suggests that all matter has wavelike properties, only that some are not detectable or visible (typically, objects with larger mass have non-detectable wavelengths, as wavelength = h/ (mass*velocity))

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby 705198479 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:42 pm

what is the formula for wavelength ?

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby 705198479 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:51 pm

also what is the correct formula Lavelle uses for de broglies?

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby AArmellini_1I » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:53 pm

705198479 wrote:what is the formula for wavelength ?

Wavelength = Speed of Light / Frequency

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Re: Help with the concept of De Broglie's

Postby ranqiao1e » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:43 pm

Objects with this small of a wavelength does not have wave-like properties.


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