Application to Classical Objects


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Nathan Mariano 2G
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Application to Classical Objects

Postby Nathan Mariano 2G » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 pm

Can someone please explain how the DeBroglie Equation can be applied to classical objects (such as a baseball or a table)? Do classical objects have a wavelength?

maldonadojs
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Re: Application to Classical Objects

Postby maldonadojs » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:35 pm

I was informed that whenever we are given a mass and are trying to find the wavelength, we must use De Broglie's equation. However, to answer your question, they do have wavelengths, but they are just too small for us to analyze. They can be as small as 10^-50 which is way past our capability. For instance, Lavelle had mentioned that we are able to analyze wavelengths at 10^-12 which is already small and beginning to push the ability to measure.

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Re: Application to Classical Objects

Postby almaochoa2D » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:13 am

Everything has a wavelength (even we do). The DeBroglie wavelength is for things with mass such as a baseball or a human. The wavelength in the equation for speed of light is the wavelength for photons. These two wavelength are not the same thing. One is for objects with mass while the other one is or photons which don't have mass.


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