Questions about Heisenberg

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Questions about Heisenberg

Postby 705160853 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:54 pm

For the uncertainty questions, if it says 23 +/- 0.1 m/s, would delta v be 0.1 or 0.2?

I thought it was 0.1 but I was never sure about this

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Re: Questions about Heisenberg

Postby A De Castro 14B 2H » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:56 pm

Delta v would be 0.2 because 23 +/- 0.1 indicates that possible values lie within 22.9 and 23.1
Since 23.1 - 22.9 = 0.2, delta v is 0.2

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Re: Questions about Heisenberg

Postby 705160853 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:05 pm

are you sure because for hw question 1B.27 it says +/- 5.0 and in the solution manual it uses 5.0

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Re: Questions about Heisenberg

Postby A De Castro 14B 2H » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:16 pm

Yes, I'm sure. Check this out too if you're still uncertain: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=34622&p=113448

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Re: Questions about Heisenberg

Postby Jonas Talandis » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:18 pm

The Solutions Manual for 1.45 is incorrect. This is listed on Prof. Lavelle's list of Solution Manual errors. You can find the link into a post of mine from tonight. The value for delta v would be 0.2.

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Re: Questions about Heisenberg

Postby Vicky Lu 1L » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:31 pm

For uncertainty questions, delta v depends on the part after the ±. So in the case of your example, 23 ± 0.1 m/s, just multiple the uncertainty part (± 0.1 m/s) by two as the possible values is up and down at 22.9 m/s and 23.1 m/s.


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