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A Proton and a Deuteron Are Accelerated Through the Same Accelerating Potential. Which One of the Two Has Less Momentum? - Physics

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A proton and a deuteron are accelerated through the same accelerating potential. Which one of the two has less momentum?

Give reasons to justify your answer.

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Solution

 

Momentum

`p=h/lambda`

or `pprop1/lambda`

where, h = plank's constant

As the wavelength of a proton is more than that of deutron thus, the momentum of a proton is lesser than that of deutron. Hence, the momentum of proton is less.

 
Concept: Einstein’s Equation - Particle Nature of Light
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