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De Broglie's Theory ofi the Quantum and the Doppler Principle

Nature volume 114, page 51 (12 July 1924) | Download Citation



L. DE BROGLIE (Phil. Mag., Feb. 1924) has recently suggested a theory of the quantum in which the quantum is supposed to be a corpuscle of exceedingly small rest mass M which moves with a velocity c, where is less than unity by an exceedingly small amount. The momentum of such a corpuscle is Mc/1 2, and is equal to that of the light quantum hv/c. Since is so nearly unity, the momentum may be written as Mc/1 2. Different values of the frequency v are explained as being due to different values of.

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  1. Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., May 23.

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