de Broglie equation

noun

de Bro·​glie equation
də¦brȯ¦glē-,
dəˈbrȯyə-
: an equation in physics: the de Broglie wavelength of a moving particle is equal to the Planck constant divided by the momentum of the particle

Word History

Etymology

after Prince Louis V. de Broglie †1987 French physicist

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“De Broglie equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de%20Broglie%20equation. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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