Measuring wavelike properties

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Kyle Harvey 4F
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Measuring wavelike properties

Postby Kyle Harvey 4F » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 pm

What typically is considered the smallest measurement for something to have wavelike properties? Is there a reason why that measurement is the cutoff between having wavelike properties and not?

Kevin Antony 1J
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Re: Measuring wavelike properties

Postby Kevin Antony 1J » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:22 pm

In the lecture it was mentioned that anything with a De Broglie wavelength of less than 10^-15 m does not have any detectible wave-like behavior.

Sydney Jacobs 1C
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Re: Measuring wavelike properties

Postby Sydney Jacobs 1C » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Usually, a particle that has a De Broglie wavelength of less than 10^-15 m does not have detectable wavelike properties. This usually occurs with a greater mass, which will have a smaller wavelength. It will still have particle-like behavior, but not wavelike properties.

Alison Trinh 1A
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Re: Measuring wavelike properties

Postby Alison Trinh 1A » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:30 pm

The reason the cutoff is 10^-15m is simply because that is because wavelength properties that are anything less than that are not detectable.


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