Can't quite get the answer right


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KylieY_3B
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Can't quite get the answer right

Postby KylieY_3B » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:41 pm

For question 1.39 in the 6th edition

I've been having serious issues getting the correct answer while using De Broglie's Equation. The conversions I've been using is the given 1 ounce = 28.3 grams, 1609 meters = 1 mile and 60 sec = 1 hour. The answer supplied at the back of the textbook lists it as 1.1 x 10^-34 m and I end up with 1.8 x 10^-36 m.

I've linked an image of my work for a visual; it also contains the text of the question.

https://i.imgur.com/NNO58I7.jpg

Mikka Hoffman 1C
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Re: Can't quite get the answer right

Postby Mikka Hoffman 1C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 pm

I noticed that one of your conversion factors is 60sec/1hour when it should be 3600sec/1hour. I would try that and see if it gives you the right answer.

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Re: Can't quite get the answer right

Postby KylieY_3B » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:49 pm

Ahh, yes, that's it. Thank you!


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