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If a cannonball and a BB have the same speed, which has the longer wavelength?

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  1. The "de Brogle wavelength" of mass, when considered a quantum mechanical wave is
    lambda = h/(mv)
    where h is Planck's constant.
    Of the two objects, the BB will have less momentum (mv) at a given velocity v, and therefore will have a longer wavelength

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