Indeterminacy Equation use


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Jordan_Wesson_2J
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Indeterminacy Equation use

Postby Jordan_Wesson_2J » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 pm

Is Heisenberg’s indeterminacy equation just to calculate the +/- value and is the value you calculate for deltaX, for example, the +/- value or do you need to divide it by two?

Ray Guo 4C
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Re: Indeterminacy Equation use

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:24 am

You need to divide deltaX by 2 to get the +/- value.

Hailey Boehm 2H
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Re: Indeterminacy Equation use

Postby Hailey Boehm 2H » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:59 pm

In this equation, delta x gives you the range in which the electron can be/ the electron's uncertainty in position, so you would need to divide it in half to get the +/- value. An easy way to think of it is to think of the example that Mr. Lavelle showed us in class where for the H- atom, an electron is confined to its nuclear diameter, 1.7E-15 m, which is the delta x/ uncertainty in position in this problem.


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