Matter and wavelike properties

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305339018
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Matter and wavelike properties

Postby 305339018 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:44 pm

Since all matter has wavelike properties why is it that it can only be noticed for moving objects with extremely small mass.

Goyama_2A
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Re: Matter and wavelike properties

Postby Goyama_2A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:51 pm

Wavelength is inversely proportional to mass. This means that, the higher the mass, the shorter the wavelength. For larger objects, the wavelength becomes so small (the rule is generally any wavelength less than 10^-15 m) that it is unnoticeable. We just have to assume that it have wavelike properties even if they aren’t visible.

JinwooLee_1F
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Re: Matter and wavelike properties

Postby JinwooLee_1F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:53 pm

Since wavelength and mass is inversely related, calculating the wavelength for large-mass objects (such as baseball in one of our hw problems) result in extremely small wavelength, like 10^-34 m. Since these are basically close to 0, we cannot see these waves.

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Re: Matter and wavelike properties

Postby Naneeta Desar 1K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:00 pm

For large objects the wavelength would be far to small to be observable.


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