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Asked Feb 5, 2019
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The diffraction phenomenon can be observed whenever the wavelength is comparable in magnitude to the size of the slit opening. To be “diffracted,” how fast must a person weighing 84 kg move through a door 1 m wide?

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For diffraction to occur, wavelength λ must be comparable to the size of slit opening. Therefore, λ = 1m. If v is the velocity of the person, m is the mass, then, from De-Broglie equation,

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