When to Use

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When to Use

Postby CNourian2H » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:32 pm

I know the De Brogile Equation is used in certain circumstances, what are those? How do you know based on the wording of the question that you need to use this equation for your answer?

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Re: When to Use

Postby 105335337 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:54 pm

The equation is used at any time you are asked the wavelength of a particle with mass. Whether it is a baseball or neutron, both contain mass and follow the De Bregolie equation.

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Re: When to Use

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:24 pm

You use De Broglie's equation when dealing with mass (pretty much anything other than light) like an electron!

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Re: When to Use

Postby Cooper Baddley 1F » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:27 pm

If the problem says something about radiation, don't use DeBroglie as this does not have a mass, but anything else including an electron has mass and you will use this formula.

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Re: When to Use

Postby Ashley Kim 3F » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:02 pm

De Broglie's equation essentially calculates the wavelength using a particle's mass and velocity, so given any one of those values (knowing that the particle has mass), you should use the De Broglie equation to solve for the unknown value.

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Re: When to Use

Postby ramiro_romero » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:43 pm

If you are relating wavelength to either mass or velocity, then you know you should use DeBroglies equation. Please keeep in mind that momentum uses Kg for mass and m/s for velocity.

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Re: When to Use

Postby Caitlin Ciardelli 3E » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:59 am

You use de broglie to find the velocity or wavelength of something with a mass such as an electron, photon... This is why we cannot use de broglie when dealing with light because light does not have a mass.

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Re: When to Use

Postby William Francis 2E » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:22 am

The De Broglie equation comes in handy when you need to find the wavelength of something with mass or if you are given the wavelength and required to find the values of other variables (mass or velocity).

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Re: When to Use

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:00 pm

This equation is only to find the wavelength for objects with mass, velocity, and thus momentum! It will NOT work for electromagnetic radiation, so be sure to not confuse it with c = (frequency)(wavelength).

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