De Brogile Application


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Shirley Liu 2I
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De Brogile Application

Postby Shirley Liu 2I » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:00 pm

I know you can use the De Brogile equation for matter, such as balls, cars, etc., but can you also use the De Brogile equation for finding the wavelengths of electrons and photons or can you only use the c= wavelength x frequency for that ?

Sierra Cheslick 2B
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Re: De Brogile Application

Postby Sierra Cheslick 2B » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 pm

You use de Broglie to find the wavelengths of subatomic particles (electrons, protons, and neutrons) but you use lambda = hc/energy for photons since they do not mass.

Jake Gordon 1A
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Re: De Brogile Application

Postby Jake Gordon 1A » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:28 am

Equations using the speed of light are only applicable to electromagnetic radiation (photons) they lack rest mass and therefore do not work for the debroglie relation

On the other hand, everything with rest mass can not be related by using the speed of light and the debroglie relation must be used

Sapna Ramappa 1J
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Re: De Brogile Application

Postby Sapna Ramappa 1J » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:42 pm

You can use de Broglie for anything with mass, so that would include electrons. However, you can't use the equation for photons, because photons don't have mass. In this case, you would use an equation with the speed of light.

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Re: De Brogile Application

Postby 305127455 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 pm

Technically De Brogile equation can be used on anything with rest mass; however, the equation is not so helpful on macro objects since their wave property is not obvious.


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