Relativity Science Calculator - de Broglie's Quantum Equations

de Broglie's Quantum Equations

"When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it." - Lord Kelvin ( 1824 - 1907 )

§ A short excerpt from "What is matter?", by Erwin Schrödinger, 1952:

"We no longer contrast matter with forces and field of force as different entities, we know now that these concepts have to be merged. It is true, we call a spatial region free of matter, call it empty if there is nothing but a gravitational field. But space is never really empty because even far away in the universe there is starlight, and that is matter [ ... ] "

source: Erwin Schrödinger, 1952 Audio - document from the lecture "Was ist Materie?" English translation: taken from the lecture "Our Conception of Matter" given in 1952 organized by Rencontres Internationales de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

§ de Broglie's Quantum Equation:

electric_definitions.pngLouis de Broglie quantum and special relativity e=mc2

Examples of Determining de Broglie's Wavelength

Problem 1: Find the de Broglie wavelength of a wave - particle whose total energy,

is .


Problem 2: Find the de Broglie wavelength of earth whose rest or proper mass is .


note: some of these examples are used in the future upcoming Relativity Science Calculator Mac application for de Broglie's quantum equations.

§ References:

  1. "Recherches Sur la Théorie des Quanta" ( Research on the Theory of the Quanta ), par M. Louis de Broglie, Annales de Physique, 10e Série, Tomé III, Janvier - Février, 1925, pgs 21 - 128, the original French version of de Broglie's original 1927 Phd. thesis

  2. An English translated version of de Broglie's original 1927 Phd. thesis, by A.F. Kracklauer, 2004