HW Problem 1.39 (6th Edition)


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Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D
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HW Problem 1.39 (6th Edition)

Postby Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:42 pm

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

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Re: HW Problem 1.39 (6th Edition)

Postby arif_latif_2G » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:38 pm

You have to use de Broglie equation: wavelength = h/p [p = momentum = mass(kg) * velocity (m/s)]. So convert 5.15oz into kg: 5.15 * 28.9 * 10^-3 = 0.148835kg. Then mutliply the weight that is in kg by velocity( which needs to be converted into m/s from mi/h [92mi/h * 1609.34/3600 -> .4470388889mi/s]) to get the momentum. Then divide planck's constant by the momentum to get the wavelength.

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Re: HW Problem 1.39 (6th Edition)

Postby 404817859 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:48 pm

your answer should be around 1.1x10^-34 m

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Re: HW Problem 1.39 (6th Edition)

Postby Raquel Rodriguez » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:52 pm

arif_latif_3A wrote:You have to use de Broglie equation: wavelength = h/p [p = momentum = mass(kg) * velocity (m/s)]. So convert 5.15oz into kg: 5.15 * 28.9 * 10^-3 = 0.148835kg. Then mutliply the weight that is in kg by velocity( which needs to be converted into m/s from mi/h [92mi/h * 1609.34/3600 -> .4470388889mi/s]) to get the momentum. Then divide planck's constant by the momentum to get the wavelength.


Where did you get 28.9 from?

Vanadium Wang 4H
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Re: HW Problem 1.39 (6th Edition)

Postby Vanadium Wang 4H » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:36 pm

I believe 28.9 is a typo, the correct number should be 28.3. In one ounce there are 28.3495 grams.


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