Self Test 1B.4B


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ShravanPatel2B
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Self Test 1B.4B

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:37 pm

I was reading through the textbook and found one of the example questions under the de Broglie section and i am not sure if the answer I got is correct.

The Question:

Self-test 1B.4B Calculate the wavelength of a rifle bullet of mass 5.0 g traveling at twice the speed of sound (the speed of
sound is 331 m?s21).

For my answer I i used de Broglies equation which is wavelength = plancks constant/momentum

I ended up with 2.0 * 10^-34 m

Did anyone else try to do this problem and if so did you get the same answer?

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Re: Self Test 1B.4B

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:41 pm

Using De Broglie's equation I plugged in the numbers:

(6.62 x 10^-34)/[(0.005)(686) = 1.93 x 10^-34 m


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