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Wave-particle duality

Matter behaves as a particle, but under certain conditions also as a wave.

 


Explanation

The de Broglie equation gives the relationship between the wavelength λ and momentum of a particle.

where

    h Planck constant
    p Momentum
    m Inertial mass
    v Velocity
    γ Lorentz factor
    c Speed of light

 


Additional Information

The equation was developed in 1924 by the French physicist Louis de Broglie.

 


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