hw problem 1B.23


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Joanna Mendoza 3J
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hw problem 1B.23

Postby Joanna Mendoza 3J » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:12 pm

problem: What is the velocity of a neutron of wavelength 100. pm?

when we are given the wavelength in pm or any other unit, do we need to change it to nm before we plug it into our equation?

Vicki Liu 2L
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Re: hw problem 1B.23

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:24 pm

It depends on the equation you're using because you want to make sure the unit for wavelength matches the units of other constants/values so that all the units cancel out nicely. In this case and most cases in general, wavelength should be changed to meters before being used in calculations.

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Re: hw problem 1B.23

Postby Alexa Mugol 3I » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:25 pm

Actually, I believe most equations use meters for wavelength. So you would convert the given wavelength, whether in nm or pm, to m when doing calculations.

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Re: hw problem 1B.23

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:27 pm

it would be easier to convert to meters first as the equations use m and not pm or nm

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Re: hw problem 1B.23

Postby Kristina Rizo 2K » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:05 pm

Adding on to this question, does anyone know if we will be given a chart of mass values for future tests? Because in the question, we were only given the wavelength and not the mass of a neutron.


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