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Does the de Broglie model assert that an electron must be moving in order to have wave properties?

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  1. Yes. It must have velocity and momentum. Otherwise you cannot assign a wavelength to it.

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    posted by drwls
  2. But of course. There exists absolute rest and it can be verified -- or absolute velocity measured as wavelength -- in the dual slit experiment.

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