Why h/4π?

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Why h/4π?

Postby Jessica Chern 1H » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:39 pm

Where does the h/4π in Heisenberg's Indeterminacy Equation come from? Was it found experimentally? What determined that value?

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Re: Why h/4π?

Postby Nerissa_Low_2F » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:25 am

I'm pretty sure the value was derived experimentally. My TA said that there was a lot of quantum mechanics behind the final derivation of the value that we don't need to know for this class.

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Re: Why h/4π?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:56 am

The entirety of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle was derived mathematically in fact, not experimentally. If you ever take a quantum mechanics course, you'll probably derive it yourself!

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