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On Friday's lecture we had the worked example: If you are driving a 1.50*10^3 kg car at 27.0 ms^-1, what is the Broglie wavelength of your car? Does your car have nay measurable wavelike properties? I understood how to get the Broglie wavelength but to the second part why was the answer no?
In order for something to be considered to have wavelength properties it has to have a wavelength that is larger than n x 10^(-18) m. Anything smaller than that is not easily detectable. So, in the example you are referring to the wavelength of the car was determined to be 1.64 x 10^(-38), which is significantly smaller and is therefore undetectable. So, the car does not have any measurable wavelength properties.
What would be an example of something that does have measurable wavelength properties? I know Dr. Lavelle mentioned something in class about a baseball, but that is not really applicable to this class's content.
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