Probability Waves of Matter



In Section 2.7 we learned that through the probability interpretation photons can be described by waves. We have made explicit use of the simple relation E = c|p| between energy and momentum of the photon, which holds only for particles moving with the velocity c of light. For particles with a finite rest mass m, which move with velocities υ slow compared to the velocity of light, the corresponding nonrelativistic relation between energy and momentum is
$$ E = \frac{{{p^2}}}{{2m}},\quad p = mv $$


Wave Packet Spectral Function Uncertainty Principle Harmonic Wave Classical Particle 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSiegen UniversitySiegenGermany

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