de Broglie vs Heisenberg

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de Broglie vs Heisenberg

Postby Rebecca Epner 4A » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:47 pm

Can someone explain how you will know when to use which equation? What should I look out for in the context of the problem to determine which equation is most appropriate?

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Re: de Broglie vs Heisenberg

Postby AveryAgosto » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:17 pm

De Broglie refers to wavelength, velocity and mass whereas Heisenberg refers to position and nuclear diameter.

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Re: de Broglie vs Heisenberg

Postby ALegala_2I » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:58 am

To add on, the Heisenberg equation is specifically used in regards to uncertainty. The questions will usually ask you what the uncertainty in the velocity is or it will give you a range of values for velocity. This is your main indicator to use the Heisenberg equation over the deBroglie equation.

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