This lecture is devoted to the electron diffraction experiment of 1927, where the wavelike nature of electron beams was experimentally established, thus supporting an underlying principle of quantum mechanics. Professor Sylvia Ceyer discusses how to calculate Î» from Î¸, de Broglie wavelength, and concludes with Schrodinger's equation of motion for matter waves.
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