## When to use the de Broglie equation?

romina_4C
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### When to use the de Broglie equation?

Do you only use this equation to find the wavelength or velocity of something that is not light (electrons, atoms, objects, etc.)?

Lindsey Chheng 1E
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### Re: When to use the de Broglie equation?

romina_4C wrote:Do you only use this equation to find the wavelength or velocity of something that is not light (electrons, atoms, objects, etc.)?

Yes, I believe so since De Broglie is for any moving particle with momentum, p, that has wavelike properties with wavelength.

Megan Ngai- 3B
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### Re: When to use the de Broglie equation?

Whenever there is a mass given.
The equation E=hv and c=(wavelength)v would be specifically for light since c is used.

Aprice_1J
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### Re: When to use the de Broglie equation?

Is there an easy way to recognize if it is talking about light/photon properties or wavelength properties? What is usually given and what are you usually asked to find?

HuyHa_2H
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### Re: When to use the de Broglie equation?

Yeah, you pretty much use the De Broglie equation when you're given or given enough to find either the mass, velocity, or wavelength of an object that is not massless.

Kylie Lim 4G
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### Re: When to use the de Broglie equation?

For finding the wavelength of anything that is not light, or in the photoelectric effect if you need to find velocity of an electron