Uncertainty concept

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Kirsty Star 2H
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Uncertainty concept

Postby Kirsty Star 2H » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:29 pm

I am struggling to conceptualize the idea of using diameter as a delta X value... can someone explain how the diameter of something, for example an alveoli sac, is also equal to the uncertainty in position of something within that diameter?

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Re: Uncertainty concept

Postby 405112316 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:37 pm

When diameter of a region is referred to in a Heisenberg uncertainty principle problem, the question is usually asking whether the electron is within that region (alveoli sac in this question). If the delta x is larger than the diameter of the region, we know that the electron is not confined to that region.

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