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Body wave

  1. Jan 24, 2013 #1
    Hello, what is referred to that every moving body has an associate wavelength ?

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  3. Jan 24, 2013 #2

    Dale

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  4. Jan 24, 2013 #3

    sophiecentaur

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    But the de Broglie wavelength tends to be very short and can only be applied, with any real meaning, to 'simple' particles. It is fun to calculate the wavelength of a London bus, travelling at 30mph but is is not a valid thing to do.
     
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