Measurable V. Non-Measurable


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Zoya Mulji 1K
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Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:37 am

What wavelength values from De Broglie's equation indicate whether or not a particle or electron has detectable wavelength properties?

Fiona Latifi 1A
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Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Postby Fiona Latifi 1A » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:49 am

If the De Broglie wavelength value is greater than 10^-15, it is measurable.

Victoria Li 1L
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Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Postby Victoria Li 1L » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:59 am

Any de Broglie wavelength less than 10–15 is typically not going to have experimentally detectable wavelike properties, making it more particle-like.

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Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:28 pm

A particle with a De Broglie wavelength less than 10^-15m does not have detectable wave-like properties.

Arianna Perea 3H
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Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Postby Arianna Perea 3H » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm

In his example in class, how come it was not measurable if it was 10^-38?

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Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Postby Vuong_2F » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:55 pm

^ Because 10^-38 is a smaller value than 10^-15, therefore it is not measurable.


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