Quantum mechanics worksheet

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Quantum Mechanics Worksheets Wave-Particle Duality A wave has definite characteristics. A wave has a definite frequency, wavelength, and amplitude. A wave must be a least one wavelength long, and thus is spread out in space. A wave travels with a certain velocity and produces effects like diffraction (bending around objects in its path), and interference (combing with other waves arriving at the same point in time). A Particle has its own characteristics. A particle has mass, volume, kinetic energy, and momentum. Particles do not show diffraction and interference effects. Light and other electromagnetic waves have been shown to have properties of both a wave and a particle. In 1905 Einstein used this explanation to account for the way photoelectrons are ejected from metal as a result of light hitting it. Light was later shown to have the (particle) property of momentum. The French physicist Louis-Victor de Broglie (di broy-lee) suggested in 1923 that maybe particles could also have wave properties. He then developed an equation to
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course CHEM 145 taught by Professor Prezhdo during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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