We’re asked to a) calculate the de Broglie wavelength of a 29 g bullet at a velocity of 775 m/s and to b) determine if the wave nature of matter is significant for the bullet.
Recall that the de Broglie wavelength (λ) can be calculated using:
h = Planck's constant (6.626 × 10–34 kg • m2/s)
m = mass (in kg)
v = velocity (in m/s)
A 0.22 caliber handgun fires a 29 g bullet at a velocity of 775 m/s.
a. Calculate the de Broglie wavelength of the bullet.
b. Is the wave nature of matter significant for bullets?
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