De broglie explanation?

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This question appeared in my exam .

Q. A bullet of mass 41g travels at 960m/s. what wavelength can we associate with it?
why does the wave nature of the bullet not reveal itself though diffraction effects?

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i find de broglie wave length by formula

lamda = h/mc

but didnt able to give answer of the WHY question?

somebody help what does it mean?
 

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Why? Just because the wavelength is so small that diffraction effects are negligible. By the way, you've got the two wavelengths confused. h/mc is the Compton wavelength. The be Broglie wavelength is h/mv.
 
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thanks bill k..
yes i put the h/mv..

but written wrong reason there..
 

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