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Show that the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation is equal to the de Broglie wavelength of its quantum (photon)

Show that the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation is equal to the de Broglie wavelength of its quantum (photon)

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
one year ago
The momentum of an electromagnetic wave of frequency V, wavelength λ is given by
p = hv /c = h / λ
or
λ = h/p
de broglie wavelength of proton, λ = h/p
h/p = h/ (hv/c) = c/v
Thus, wavelength of electromagnetic radiation is equal to the de-Broglie wavelength.
 

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