Question on applications of the equation


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Alvaro Chumpitaz 4D
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Question on applications of the equation

Postby Alvaro Chumpitaz 4D » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:08 pm

Does the DeBroglie equation only work on electrons or can it also be applied to photons?

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Question on applications of the equation

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:21 pm

The equation most likely would not be applied to photons, since they do not have a mass or momentum.

Chloe Alviz 1E
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Re: Question on applications of the equation

Postby Chloe Alviz 1E » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 pm

The DeBroglie equation doesn't apply to photons because, like what the previous poster said, they do not have a measurable mass.

It applies to any particles with a mass - not just electrons! One homework problem in 1B asked for the wavelength of a proton and neutron using the equation.


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