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Unformatted text preview: Wave Nature of Matter I. Matter Waves A. Louis de Broglie  1924 All matter ("particles") also posses wave properties . Louis de Broglie assumes that nature has a basic symmetry. If light travels as a wave but interacts as a particle as claimed by Einstein then particles must also have wave properties! Furthermore, the basic equations must be analogous since all particles are waves and viceversa. B. Linear Momentum and Wavelength k h v M p = = = To have linear momentum implies that a baseball has a ___wavelength _____________ and _____frequency _________________ . C. Important Concepts and Possible Errors 1. M is the __relativistic ___________ _____mass ___________ and not the ______rest _____________ ______mass ______________ . 2. c p E except for massless particles like photons. You must use the correct energylinear momentum relationship for problems involving highspeed particles ( 29 ( 29 2 2 o 2 2 c m pc E + = 3. We obtained deBroglie's relationship in an earlier lesson for photons using Einstein's photon hypothesis, E= h . In fact, Louis de Broglie states that his relationship is more fundamental with Einstein's energy relationship being a special case for a zero rest mass particle traveling at speed c....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course PHYS 4353 taught by Professor Dr.danielk.marble during the Fall '07 term at Tarleton.
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