## When to use the DeBroglie equation?

$\lambda=\frac{h}{p}$

Kimberly Bauer 4E
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### When to use the DeBroglie equation?

What does the DeBroglie equation look for and when do we use it (Like what does the problem asks for that requires the equation)?

Anne Tsai 1F
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### Re: When to use the DeBroglie equation?

The de Broglie equation is used for any particle with momentum and wave-like properties.

Marty Hockey
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### Re: When to use the DeBroglie equation?

Anytime a problem gives you any of the following: frequency, wavelength, energy, mass, frequency, or the velocity of light and asks you to find a different term in the aforementioned list is when you would use the equation.

briannam_1F
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### Re: When to use the DeBroglie equation?

Also, an important note to remember is that as the mass increases them the wave-length of the mass gets smaller.

Ayushi2011
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### Re: When to use the DeBroglie equation?

Any particle with wavelike properties that has momentum. They will give us the mass and velocity.

Ian Morris 3C
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### Re: When to use the DeBroglie equation?

Ayushi2011 wrote:Any particle with wavelike properties that has momentum. They will give us the mass and velocity.

And to have wavelike properties it just has to be over 10^'15 correct?

Emil Velasco 1H
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### Re: When to use the DeBroglie equation?

I think you use De Broglie's for any time you are given any values toward the variables for conversions between them.