# Tag Archives: Louis de Broglie

## How far is it around the earth?

How far is it around the earth? More specifically, if I was to set off from here in Wokingham following a great circle route, how far would I have to travel before I found myself back here in Wokingham? Well, if you look it up on Google the circumference of the earth is near enough […]

## Louis de Broglie

Prince Louis Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie was born in Dieppe on August 15th 1892. De Broglie first studied history, but developed an interest in physics as a result of working with his older brother Maurice. Maurice had been a naval officer where he worked on early radio systems for ship to ship and ship […]

## The Schrödinger Wave Equation

Following Bohr’s model for the hydrogen atom Louis de Broglie suggested that the electron could be considered as a wave rather than a particle and proposed that the wavelength of such a wave was Planck’s constant divided by the linear momentum of the orbiting electron. In effect he was restating Bohr’s adopted assumption that angular […]