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Homework Help: One quick question

  1. Jan 26, 2006 #1


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    I have a question that will most likely be on my exam next week, and im quite sure if my answer is right.

    Compare a 1 eV electron and 1 eV photon. List the similarities and differences.

    For differences theres a lot, but the main ones are an electron is a particle and a photon is a wave, an electron has a mass while a photon only has a mass equivalent.

    I need similarities but i dont know what they are, so can anyone help me.
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  3. Jan 26, 2006 #2


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    Calculate the de Broglie wavelength of the electron, and compare with photon.

    Both participate in EM interactions - http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/particles/expar.html#c2

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