Velocity using de Broglie equation


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Schuyler_Howell_4D
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Velocity using de Broglie equation

Postby Schuyler_Howell_4D » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Why do we use
instead of to find the velocity of a neutron?

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Re: Velocity using de Broglie equation

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:00 pm

(lambda)=c(nu) really only works for photons and electromagnetic radiation because it incorporates the speed of light. Neutrons do not travel at the speed of light. When dealing with objects that have rest mass, you should use DeBroglie's equation.

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Re: Velocity using de Broglie equation

Postby Kenan Kherallah 2C » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:22 pm

You also use p = h times wavelength ^-1 because this is the only particular way for us to get the desired units


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