Heisenberg Equation Confusion


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Heisenberg Equation Confusion

Postby 705170809 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:58 pm

In the Heisenberg equation, why is Planck's constant over 4pi?

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Re: Heisenberg Equation Confusion

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:03 pm

Hi, I believe Professor Lavelle mentioned that the 4pi results from a long derivation process for the Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation but that we won't need to know it. As long as you know the equation you should be fine, and it may even be given on the test.

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Re: Heisenberg Equation Confusion

Postby AngelaZ 1J » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:21 pm

We don't need to know the derivation process - it's difficult and you would learn it in a graduate school course.

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Re: Heisenberg Equation Confusion

Postby Andreana Vetus 1A » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:10 pm

How do we go about solving Heisenberg problems? I understand that this equation represents the uncertainty of position in relation to uncertainty of momentum of a particle, but how does the equation help us solve anything?

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Re: Heisenberg Equation Confusion

Postby Niveda_B_3I » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:02 pm

Given that you know either the change in momentum or position, you should be able to find the minimum value of the other using Heisenberg's.


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