detectability of waves


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Samantha Hoegl Roy 2C
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detectability of waves

Postby Samantha Hoegl Roy 2C » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:24 pm

to which size did Professor Lavelle say that the waves are detectable? Was it 10^-18 or 16?

Maharsh Patel 4E
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Re: detectability of waves

Postby Maharsh Patel 4E » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:27 pm

He said that for the class we will say that 10^-18 is detectable, but on tests we will have obvious answers when asked whether a wave is detectable, such as 10^-8 of 10^24.

Roberto Gonzalez 1L
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Re: detectability of waves

Postby Roberto Gonzalez 1L » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:29 pm

I had understood it was at x10^-12 m as that was the wavelength of an electron in an atom, however I'm not entirely certain

Sydney Aurelio_Dis4B
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Re: detectability of waves

Postby Sydney Aurelio_Dis4B » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:54 pm

Anything less than 10^-18 does not have any measurable wave like properties. Everything does have wave like properties, but they can only be detected for very small objects in motion. The 10^-12M is referring to the wavelength of an electron and one angstrom would be 10^-10 m

Nawaphan Watanasirisuk 3B
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Re: detectability of waves

Postby Nawaphan Watanasirisuk 3B » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 am

Judging from the homework and examples in class I believe we on tests would get answers that would be obvious. For example 10^-12 [picometer] would be detectable and 10^-24 would not.


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