Particle-wave duality

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Particle-wave duality

Postby Haley Pham 4I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:21 pm

What is the relationship between E=hv and E=mc^2 in the DeBroglie equation?

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Re: Particle-wave duality

Postby DTingey_1C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:59 pm

The are not related because the E's (energies) are different forms of energy. In E=hv, E represents energy per photon, which is unrelated to mass. Whereas in E=mc^2, E represents units of energy (not per photon) and is directly proportional to mass. So, there isn't a relationship and hv can not equal mc^2.

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Re: Particle-wave duality

Postby 305421980 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:27 pm

The E's in equation are representative of different forms of energy therefore the two equations are not related.

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