1.7 Self-Assessment 1.7A

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1.7 Self-Assessment 1.7A

Postby Annah Khan 1B » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:30 pm

A proton is accelerated in a cyclotron to a very high speed that is known to within 3.0 x 10^2 km/s. What is the minimum uncertainty in its position?

The answer the book gives is 0.11 pm, but I'm not sure where to start and how to get there.

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Re: 1.7 Self-Assessment 1.7A

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Tomorrow, Monday, I will cover the Heisenberg uncertainty principle with example calculations. Then Self-Assessment 1.7 will make sense.
Read my lecture notes for tomorrow as this will assist your understanding when I discuss it in class tomorrow.

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