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Issue with mass in de Broglie wave

  1. Jun 7, 2013 #1
    I was looking for a frequency by calculating the wavelength, and I found the answer. However, I have no idea where I came up with one of the values!

    my notes say:
    wavelength = Planck Constant / (proton mass * velocity)

    My values:

    1.9078e-21 m = 6.63e-034 / (2.81e-8 * 1.236e-5)

    The velocity is equal to longest wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the hydrogen atom undergoing a transition from the n = 7 level, shown in m/s. The Planck Constant is what it is.

    But what was I thinking when I came up with the mass of a proton as 2.81e-8?! Here's the thing THE NUMBER WORKS. And when I came up with that one, I was like, "Okay, we'll just call that 'proton mass' for now and see what happens."

    I'm sure it had something to do with charge and/or angular momentum.

    Does anyone know what I was thinking?! Thanks!
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2013 #2
    What.

    Also, hydrogen levels are dealing with the electron. What exactly are you calculating?
     
  4. Jun 7, 2013 #3
    Upper and lower controls based on frequency and L/C resonance. This is a real Frankenstein project, so values are coming from everywhere.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2013 #4
    Nothing to see here folks. In fact, you may lock the thread if you like...

    It was a hypothetical that I was working with to arrive at a working number at 3:00am: the hypothetical "weight" of a PHOTON, not a PROTON.

    Like I said, "Frankenstein Project".
     
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