Heisenberg's uncertainty

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Heisenberg's uncertainty

Postby AprilPaz » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:09 pm

What is the importance of the photons and electrons untangling and what effect does it have on Heisenberg's Indeterminacy Equation?

Aiden Metzner 2C
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Re: Heisenberg's uncertainty

Postby Aiden Metzner 2C » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:54 pm

Electrons have to be outside of the atoms nucleus. Photons are in the nucleus, but if electrons were there, according to heisenbergs principle the uncertainty in the position would be too small and would therefore make the indeterminacy in the speed of the electron faster then the speed of light, which is impossible. So the protons and electrons have to be untangled and the uncertainty in the electron position has to be larger, so the speed can be smaller.

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Re: Heisenberg's uncertainty

Postby Edmund Zhi 2B » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:11 pm

If the electrons did collapse to the nucleus of an atom, then the Heisenberg uncertainty principle would predict the uncertainty in velocity is greater than the speed of light, which is believe impossible.

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