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Uncertainty

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:12 pm
by jane_ni_2d
For everyday objects, is it true that the uncertainty of any object is nonsignificant compared to how big the object is usually?

Re: Uncertainty

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:35 pm
by Reva Kakaria 1J
Yes, I believe when an object is large its uncertainty is so small in comparison that it's basically irrelevant to calculations done

Re: Uncertainty

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:54 pm
by Ahmet_Dikyurt_3L
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle was created for very small masses, such as atoms and electrons. For example, in the example he gave us with sensors, the photons thrown changes the direction of an electron, but a photon cannot move you, or a baseball, or a fly.

Re: Uncertainty

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:39 pm
by Nicolette_Canlian_2L
I believe that the rule applies to objects that are smaller than 10^-18. I am not confident on this though, so if anyone else knows, that would be helpful!

Re: Uncertainty

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:08 pm
by 904983525
Ahmet_Dikyurt_3L wrote:Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle was created for very small masses, such as atoms and electrons. For example, in the example he gave us with sensors, the photons thrown changes the direction of an electron, but a photon cannot move you, or a baseball, or a fly.


Thank you for this, really helpful to and understandable.