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Moris 1H
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Concept

Postby Moris 1H » Sun May 06, 2018 5:51 pm

Why is it that we can't know both position and momentum?

Jose Lupian 1C
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Re: Concept

Postby Jose Lupian 1C » Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 pm

This is because electrons at any given moment aren't in an exact position and direction of movement simultaneously.

KateCaldwell 1A
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Re: Concept

Postby KateCaldwell 1A » Sun May 06, 2018 7:56 pm

Moris 1H wrote:Why is it that we can't know both position and momentum?

According to the Uncertainith Principle, every particle has a wave associated with it, so it exhibits a wavelike behavior. A particle wave having a well-defined wavelength will be spread out, so the velocity will be precise but not the position. A strictly localized wave has an indeterminate wavelength, so the position is defined and velocity is unknown.


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