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DeBroglie2011_000 - Physical Chemistry Course Number: C362...

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Physical Chemistry Course Number: C362 3 de Broglie’s wave particle duality 1. Louis de Broglie (for his Ph.D. thesis) proposed that particles have a wave character and waves have a particle character. 2. The latter was already suspected, in regards to light. Einstein’s treatment of photo-electric effect already assume that light contains discrete packets of energy known as photons. It was the wave nature of particles that came as a surprise. 3. de Broglie proposed that every particle has a wave nature, and the wavelength corresponding to this wave nature is give by: λ = h p (3.1) where h is Planck’s constant and p is the momentum of the particle. Homework Usain Bolt is now the world record holder in the 100 meter dash track and field event. He is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the world record for the 100 metres, the 200 metres and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay. His record stands at 100 meters in 9.58 secs. At this speed, what is the wavelength corresponding to
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