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unit of wavelength

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:16 pm
by Quynh Vo
What is the unit for wavelength in the de broglie equation? Is it meters or nanometers or other?

Re: unit of wavelength

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:18 pm
by Mariepahos4D
The De Brogile wavelength unit is meters, but you would often convert to nm at the end to get correct sig figs

Re: unit of wavelength

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:19 pm
by Marty Hockey
The unit is in meters but is often extremely small so it is expressed in nanometers. For example, you would be given a wavelength of 1.5 x 10^-9 meters which could otherwise be written as 1.5 nm.

Re: unit of wavelength

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:32 pm
by Snigdha Uppu 1G
when you work with the equation, you use meters, but often you convert the final answer into nanometers because it is more visually appealing this way.

Re: unit of wavelength

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:43 am
by Caitlin Ciardelli 3E
according to SI units, you measure wavelength in meters (m) since it is technically a distance! However, a lot of the wavelengths we find are much smaller than this so sometimes it is easier to keep track of using other units such as nm. (# x 10^-9 m)

Re: unit of wavelength

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:53 pm
by Doreen Liu 4D
The unit is most likely in meters.