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heisenberg's

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:48 pm
by duenezjuleny1D
for heisenberg principal is the greater then or equal to sign used as the equal sign?

Re: heisenberg's

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:30 pm
by 405161024
If what you mean is that you can divide or multiply on either side by the same thing then yes

Re: heisenberg's

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:29 pm
by ryanhon2H
Yes, but generally the question will ask you to find the minimum value so you can just use the equal sign in that case.

Re: heisenberg's

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:54 pm
by caseygilles 1E
If the question asks to find the minimum value for uncertainty in position or uncertainty in momentum, then the , >= sign acts as an equal sign because the delta x or delta p will be greater than or equal to the answer, indicating a minimum value for the indeterminacy.

Re: heisenberg's

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:49 am
by 205458163
Yes, we use = to get the minimum number.

Re: heisenberg's

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:38 pm
by Luyan Zhang - 2D
The >= sign just means that the uncertainty can be infinitely greater (which makes sense). Usually, I think you would just use it as an equal sign because it is the minimum uncertainty