Shot wave length corresponds to high curvature of the wave function

1. Dec 2, 2005

photon79

What does it mean by "shot wave length corresponds to high curvature of the wave function" ?

2. Dec 2, 2005

photon79

sorry ..i meant to say..SHORT

3. Dec 3, 2005

dicerandom

A short wavelength means that there's a small distance between successive peaks and troughs of the wave, which means that the graph has to curve around a lot quicker in order to get where it's going. Look at the graphs of sin(x) and sin(10x) on the interval 0-2pi and I think you'll get the idea.