Wave-function frequency.

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From what I can understand in quantum physics, each elementary subatomic particle has a wave-function.
So in some cases they can be seen as a wave.

Does this mean that each elementary subatomic particle has it's own frequency/wavelength?
If so, what is the particle (besides the photon) with the lowest frequency/highest wavelength?

Or does each particle's properties (eg. velocity, force) affect its wave-function?
 

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The frequency of the wave function depends on the particle's energy via Planck's formula E = hf.
 
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Ah... Thanks...
I feel a bit stupid now!
 
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ok first of all i am sorry about my english cause i am a greekguy...so yes the equalisation between energy and frequency is E=hf...and h is the Planck's constant h~6,626*10^-34, but i thimk that this is not your problem...your problem is what does the energy goes and what is an E.M. wave..the fotons are moving only in one direction and with a stadndart speed the speed of light in a vacum is 2,99*10^8 the increase of the energy doesn't accelerate the foton but the electromagnetic field that surround it...the fotons are the transporters of the electromagnetic energy...the truth is that they transport only electricity and no magnetism but Maxwell by their formulas that every where exist an electric field also exist an magnetic field an so we 've got electromagnetic field..so now the E=hf formula shows at last how much energy has the eletromagnetic field an not the energy that makes a foton to move......
 
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... But aren't photons the carriers of the electro-magnetic force?
So any electromagnetic field would consist of virtual photons... If a magnetic feild surrounds photons, what it the particle which carries magnetism?
 
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... But aren't photons the carriers of the electro-magnetic force?
So any electromagnetic field would consist of virtual photons... If a magnetic feild surrounds photons, what it the particle which carries magnetism?
the reason of the existance of this magnetic field is the electric field...now the problem is with gravity because we are not sure about the gravitons the biggest problem is about the quantum gravity the way to conect the quantum theory with relativity
 

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