Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation


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chrisdinkel_4E
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Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby chrisdinkel_4E » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:15 pm

Is this formula basically only used to prove why electrons cannot exist directly on the nucleus because their velocity would be higher than the speed of light?

Emily Li 4A
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Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby Emily Li 4A » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:31 pm

The formula is also related to the concept of complementarity, which relates location and momentum (if one is known, the other can not be known without a margin or error, or "uncertainty"). This formula helps us accurately depict the motions of particles; the smaller the particle, the larger the uncertainty value.

005113695
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Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby 005113695 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:04 pm

The formula shows that you will either know the momentum or the position. And they are both uncertain. The higher certainty of one means that there is more uncertainty of the other.

Michelle Nwufo 2G
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Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby Michelle Nwufo 2G » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:48 pm

So delta p also represents the uncertainty of the velocity times the mass. Therefore if we are given the uncertainty of a specific mass and delta x, we can calculate delta v?

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Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby Grace Diaz 3F » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:55 pm

The formula shows the there is a limit on the accuracy of our knowledge of an electron's position and momentum at the same time.


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