Problem: Rank these objects on the basis of their wavelength. (largest to smallest)person v=4.5m/selectron v=0.01cred light v=cproton v=0.01ccar v=27m/sbaseball v=41m/s

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De Broglie wavelength:


h = 6.62 × 10-34 kg•m2/s

c = 3.0 × 108 m

person v=4.5m/s

mperson = 80 kg

λperson = (6.62 × 10-34)/(80 × 4.5) = 1.84 × 10-36 m

electron v=0.01c 

melectron = 9.1 × 10-31 kg

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Rank these objects on the basis of their wavelength. (largest to smallest)

person v=4.5m/s

electron v=0.01c

red light v=c

proton v=0.01c

car v=27m/s

baseball v=41m/s

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