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How would one answer a question Combining SR and the Broglie Wavelength equations?

  1. Oct 21, 2011 #1
    I don't think this would ever come up on any of my tests in high school, but how would one answer a question combining the Broglie Wavelength of a particle and Special relativity?
    Are they cumulative?

    BW : λ= h/mv
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2011 #2

    Matterwave

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    Re: How would one answer a question Combining SR and the Broglie Wavelength equations

    What do you mean by "combine"?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2011 #3
    Re: How would one answer a question Combining SR and the Broglie Wavelength equations

    like when the wavelength shortens when the particle goes faster, would, from a stationary reference point relative to the particle's motion, because of the motion, the wavelength appear to be even shorter?
     
  5. Oct 22, 2011 #4

    Bill_K

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    Re: How would one answer a question Combining SR and the Broglie Wavelength equations

    Sounds like you're wanting to count the same effect twice, fast guy. The relationships are E = ħω, p = ħk, and these hold even for relativistic particles and in all reference frames. If the particle is relativistic, use p = γmv, that's all.
     
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