Module Question 35


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Isabel Day 1D
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Module Question 35

Postby Isabel Day 1D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:08 pm

Question 35 on the module says:

Calculate the wavelength of a 275 kg single-seat electric car traveling at a speed of 125 km.hr-1. Do electric cars have wavelike properties?

I've done this problem many times and keep getting the wrong answer. I always get 1.57x10^-39. What am I doing wrong? This isn't even one of the answer choices.

VLi_2B
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Re: Module Question 35

Postby VLi_2B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:47 pm

First use the De Broglie equation:
λ = h/mv, where λ is wavelength, h is Planck's constant, m is the mass of a particle (g), moving at a velocity v (m/s)

Change and check units
125km/hr = 34.72m/s

λ = (6.6261 x 10^-34 m^2 kg/s)/ (275kg x 34.72m/s)
λ = 6.94 x 10-38 m


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