Momentum Uncertainty

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Momentum Uncertainty

Postby Layla Manoochehri » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:49 pm

can anyone explain how decreasing the uncertainty in momentum affects the uncertainty in wavelength?

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Re: Momentum Uncertainty

Postby clamond3F » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:06 pm

because λ = h/p, decreasing the uncertainty of p decreases the uncertainty of λ.

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Re: Momentum Uncertainty

Postby kateminden » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Actually, based on the equation λ = h/p, wavelength λ is inversely proportional to momentum p. This means that as the uncertainty of momentum decreases, the uncertainty of wavelength increases and vice versa.

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Re: Momentum Uncertainty

Postby uhedlund » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 am

According to the equation λ = h/p, momentum and wavelength have an inverse relationship. Therefore, as uncertainty in wavelength increases, uncertainty in momentum decreases and vice versa.

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