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If, in the de Broglie formula, we let mm \rightarrow \infty, do we get the classical result for macroscopic particles?

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The de Broglie formula reads

λ=hmv.\lambda=\frac{h}{mv}.

Letting mm\to\infty we get λ=0\lambda=0 which would correspond to the fact that macroscopic particles in classical physics do not exhibit wavelike properties.

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