DeBrogile Module


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DeBrogile Module

Postby Alysia Garcia 1B » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:31 pm

For this problem:
Calculate the wavelength of a 275 kg single-seat electric car traveling at a speed of 125 km.hr-1. Do electric cars have wavelike properties?

I converted the 125 km.hr-1 to meters per second then used that number for the velocity in the DeBrogile Equation but I'm still getting the wrong answer. Are we not supposed to convert it?

Sara Veerman-1H
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Re: DeBrogile Module

Postby Sara Veerman-1H » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:41 pm

I believe it needs to be converted. What is the answer supposed to be?

Eli Esagoff_1I
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Re: DeBrogile Module

Postby Eli Esagoff_1I » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:52 pm

It should definitely be converted. I would recommend checking your conversion factors (you should multiply by 1,000 and divide by 3,600)!

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Re: DeBrogile Module

Postby Andre-1H » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:01 pm

Are you getting the wrong answer or is it because a car's mass influences its wavelength to be negligible that there is confusion. The unit for velocity in the equation is m/s so you did the right thing by converting it.

Tarek Abushamma
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Re: DeBrogile Module

Postby Tarek Abushamma » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:16 pm

SI unit for distance is the meter and for time is the second, so you did the correct thing by converting it.

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Re: DeBrogile Module

Postby Elena 1H » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:37 pm

I agree it definitely needs to be converted so maybe just check your conversion values.

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Re: DeBrogile Module

Postby SamanthaGrohe1B » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:17 pm

you definitely needed to convert the value as it cannot be used in equations unless it is written in the standard SI units of meters for distance or length measurements and seconds for time measurements


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