Light waves

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Jina Kwon
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Light waves

Postby Jina Kwon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:17 am

Can we use this equation for light waves?

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Re: Light waves

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:48 am

You only use De Broglie when dealing with a particle with momentum, typically having mass and velocity. When solving for light waves, you would use E=Hv, and c=wavelength*v

Charisse Vu 1H
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Re: Light waves

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:33 pm

You can only use c=(wavelength)(frequency) and E=h(frequency) for light waves. De Broglie's equation is used only for things with mass, and light does not have mass. Therefore, De Broglie can not be used for light waves.

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