De Broglie's Equation


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De Broglie's Equation

Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:47 pm

Why cant the De Broglie's equation be used for light?

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Elena Bell 1C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:49 pm

De Broglie's equation requires an object to have a mass, therefore, the equation cannot be used for light because light does not have a mass.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Edmund Zhi 2B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:52 pm

The photons have no mass. Keep in mind that there is a similar situation in which we cannot apply equations for electromagnetic radiation to electrons. For example, we cannot use c = lambda nu for problems involving properties of electrons.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Tracy Tolentino_2E » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:53 pm

De Broglie's equation is used for objects that has mass and behaves similarly to a wave. It also require momentum or velocity. Light theoretically doesn't have mass so the equation can't be used.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Ruth Glauber 1C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:02 pm

No, light cannot be used.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Jillian C 4C » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:16 am

The equation requires an object that has mass, but light does not have that. Thus, light cannot be used in this equation.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:30 pm

While all the previous replies have stated that light doesn't have mass and I agree, I just wanted to add that I remember Dr. Lavelle saying that the equation can only be used for particles with rest mass (mass at rest). It can be applied to everything else but light.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby BCaballero_4F » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Light does not have mass, which is a required variable in the De Broglie equation.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:14 pm

De Broglie used light in order to derive the equation. The equation will work for any particle with momentum and it has a wavelength with its properties.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:22 pm

De Broglie suggested that the equation works for any particle with momentum, that has a rest mass, and has wavelike properties.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:42 pm

What is the difference between λ=h/p and c= λ*ν

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby 405268063 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:56 pm

The first equation you've listed is the De Broglie equation and that's used for electrons or objects that have a mass. You cannot use light with the De Broglie equation. The second equation you CAN use for photons (light).

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Megan Ngai- 3B » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:19 pm

De Broglie's equation requires an object to have a mass
wavelength = h/mv

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby 005321227 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 am

since wavelength=h/mv, the object must have a mass. While Light has a velocity, it does not have a mass to calculate

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby ValerieChavarin 4F » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 pm

A photon does not have mass which is required for the de Broglie's equation where

Kaitlyn Jang 1F
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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Kaitlyn Jang 1F » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:57 am

You need to have mass to use the De Broglie Equation, however photons of light do not have mass.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby HuyHa_2H » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:45 pm

Photons don't have mass so the equation isn't applicable for it.

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Re: De Broglie's Equation

Postby Emil Velasco 1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:19 pm

Photons do not have mass, only momentum.


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