WavelikeProperty Threshold Value


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WavelikeProperty Threshold Value

Postby Richmund Tan 1L » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Hello,
In the lecture today, Dr. Lavelle discussed that an electron has wavelike properties since the wavelength is 10^-12. However the second example with a wavelength of 10^-35 clearly does not have wavelike properties. My question is whether there is a specific value in which an object no longer has a wavelike property. I also understand that this may not necessarily be a discrete value but a continuous range in which an object solely loses the potential to have wavelike properties. My question is whether this threshold is a specific discrete number or a continuous range.

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Re: WavelikeProperty Threshold Value

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:18 pm

This was answered here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5545&p=13987

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Re: WavelikeProperty Threshold Value

Postby Richmund Tan 1L » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Thanks!

I also had a follow up question regarding one of the homework problems. For chapter 1 #39, the book asks us to determine the wavelength of a baseball that's 5.15 ounces and 92 mph. I found the answer with the De Brogelie equation to be 1.1x10^-34 m, but since you state the cutoff is 10^-15, is this suggestive that there is in fact no wavelength since the object has no wavelike properties?


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