DeBroglie Equation Use


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vanessas0123
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DeBroglie Equation Use

Postby vanessas0123 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:32 pm

Can someone explain when you would use DeBroglie's Equation and what it means?

Daria Azizad 1K
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Re: DeBroglie Equation Use

Postby Daria Azizad 1K » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:37 pm

De Broglie's Eqn is used to find the wavelength of any particle with momentum. Therefore, we can use this eqn. to calculate the wavelength of electrons and other subatomic properties. It also helps us distinguish what things have wavelike properties, based on how large the resulting wavelength is.

Jacey Yang 1F
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Re: DeBroglie Equation Use

Postby Jacey Yang 1F » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:45 pm

DeBroglie equation is used to calculate the wavelength of any moving particle with linear momentum p. All matter has wavelike properties, but it is only noticed for objects of extremely small mass such as electrons.

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Re: DeBroglie Equation Use

Postby kim 2I » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm

De Brogile's wave equation can be used for any particle with momentum that has wave-like properties with a wavelength. The equation wavelength=h(planck's constant)/(momentum, or the particle's mass times speed) is usually used to find the wavelength of a traveling particle or electron.

Melvin Reputana 1L
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Re: DeBroglie Equation Use

Postby Melvin Reputana 1L » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:51 pm

Just like what the others have said, the De Broglie equation is used for any moving particle with momentum, p, which is mass * velocity. When reading a problem, I think a good indicator for using the De Broglie Equation would be when you're given the velocity and the mass of the object and you're asked to find the wavelength.

Ayushi2011
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Re: DeBroglie Equation Use

Postby Ayushi2011 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:55 pm

The equation is used to calculate wavelength of a particle with linear momentum. The equation is
wavelength(lambda) = h/m*v where h is Planck's constant (6.626*10^-34 Js) , m = mass of particle, v = velocity with which the particle is moving.
the formula could also be lambda = h/p(momentum) as momentum = m*v.


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