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Debroglie wavelength

  1. Oct 27, 2005 #1
    why is the debroglie wavelength of a trapped particle equal to lamda=2L/n?
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2005 #2

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    Because of the boundary conditions. The wavefunction will be a standing wave with nodes at the boundary, like a vibrating string fixed at both ends.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2005 #3
    thanks!!! :)
     
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