Wave properties of particles and the uncertainty principle

What is meant by wave-particle duality?

What was the basis for deBroglie's hypothesis?

What is the evidence for the wave nature of the electron?

Describe the Davisson-Germer experiment and its implications.

Describe the two standard forms of the uncertainty principle.

What are the implications of the uncertainty principle for the energies required to contain a particle in a small volume?

How are the energy halfwidth and the lifetimes of short-lived particles related?

How is the uncertainty principle used to estimate the range of fundamental forces?

Homework set #5
* Wave-particle duality

* The deBroglie hypothesis

* Wave nature of electron

* Davisson-Germer experiment

* The uncertainty principle

* Particle containment

* Energy halfwidths and lifetimes

* Range of exchange forces

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