## Delta x

$\Delta p \Delta x\geq \frac{h}{4\pi }$

Alan Chang
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### Delta x

Can anyone explain why the diameter of an atom is typically used for Delta x in the equation? Also, are there any other values that can be used?

melodyzaki2E
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### Re: Delta x

I think it has something to do with the particle in the box analogy, like the electron has to be found somewhere inside this diameter which is the box. I'm not sure though.