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B Particle wavelength?

  1. Mar 6, 2017 #1
    I heard that even particles with a mass can be described as waves. The frequency of the waves increases with the speed of the particle.
    So what would be the wavelength of an electron moving at, let's say, 1m/s?
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  3. Mar 6, 2017 #2


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    You can Google for "de Broglie wavelength" to find the formula you need to calculate the result for yourself.

    The trickier part is understanding what physical significance this quantity has - "particles can be described as waves" is a bit vague.
  4. Mar 6, 2017 #3
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