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Can we be reflected?

  1. Apr 13, 2013 #1
    Currently doing AS physics and have come across De Broglie's equation: λ = h/p
    Combining this with the idea that if a particle's wavelength is greater than the width of an aperture it is reflected...

    Is it possible that if we can move slow enough to have such small momentum that we are reflected?

    ...of course with any necessary assumptions like modelling 'us' from a single center of mass point etc.

    If my quick calculations are correct, a 70kg person would have to travel at roughly 60% of a planck length per second to have momentum low enough that their wavelength was ~ 1m
    Thanks in advance! :)
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