HW Question 1.B.27

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HW Question 1.B.27

Postby 605379296 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:31 pm

So for this problem I got the answer to be 8.28*10^-36 m but the answer key replaces h with 1.054*10^-34. Is this a mistake or am I just doing the problem wrong?

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Re: HW Question 1.B.27

Postby William Chan 1D » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 am

It's not h, it's h bar, or ℏ, which is equal to h/2π, or about 1.054457 x 10^34

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Re: HW Question 1.B.27

Postby Megan Vu 1J » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:26 am

In the lecture, we used Heisenberg's Indeterminacy Equation as (indeterminacy in momentum)(indeterminacy in position) >/= h/4pi.
However, in the book, they use the equation with the use of the h bar, which is ℏ equaling to h/2pi as 1.05457 x 10^-34 J*s.
They both are the same because in the book, 1/2hbar = 1/2(h/2pi) = h/4 pi. This is equal to h/4pi in the class.

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