Problem: A certain rifle bullet has a mass of 8.85 g. Calculate the de Broglie wavelength (m) of the bullet traveling at 1769 miles per hour. 

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We’re being asked to calculate the de Broglie wavelength of a rifle bullet


Recall that the de Broglie wavelength (λ) can be calculated using:



where:

h = Planck's constant (6.626 × 10–34 kg • m2/s)

m = mass (in kg)

v = velocity (in m/s)


We’re given:

mass = 8.85 g           velocity = 1769 mi/hr


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A certain rifle bullet has a mass of 8.85 g. Calculate the de Broglie wavelength (m) of the bullet traveling at 1769 miles per hour. 



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