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Compton frequency from random walk

  1. Sep 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A particle's Compton wavelength arises because of the "smearing out" effect of quantum uncertainty, which can be modeled by a random walk or by Brownian noise. I think I understand this, but what I do not get is how do you arrive at a precise frequency of oscillation from all this randomness?


    2. Relevant equations

    Cw = h/mc, and uncertainty relations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I can do the calculations but I do not understand the fundamental wavelength/frequency process here. I know it's moving at c, but it is a random oscillation. What am I missing?

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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