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Postby JasonNovik3A » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:02 pm

Calculate the wavelength of a rifl e bullet of mass 5.0 g traveling at twice the speed of sound (the speed of sound is 331 m$s#1).

Can someone explain how to do this problem?

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Re: 1.6b

Postby William Lan 2l » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:09 pm

use the equation (lambda = h/p)......h is Planck's constant (6.626 x 10^-34) and p is momentum (mass x velocity). So with the given mass of the bullet and the velocity, calculate the momentum. Then do Planck's constant/momentum and you will get wavelength.

I hope this helps

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Re: 1.6b

Postby Rana YT 2L » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:36 am

make sure that when you're calculating it using the bohr relationship that you convert the values into kilograms and m/s before you calculate the wavelength.

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