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Malia Shitabata 1F
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h bar

Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:55 pm

I was looking at the examples in the book in Topic 1B and they use the equation except the h has a line through it to represent h bar. It seems like it's a constant 1.05457x10^-34 but what exactly does it represent? Because to calculate uncertainty in class we used and h was Planck's constant

Emily Vainberg 1D
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Re: h bar

Postby Emily Vainberg 1D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:06 pm

h bar is just a simplified way of talking about Plank's constant. If the book uses h bar they are talking about h divided by 2π.

ℏ= reduced Planck's constant

ℏ= h/(2π)

Kimberly Koo 2I
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Re: h bar

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:36 pm

h bar is also good for calculations that have precise measurements dealing with subatomic particles

Bryce Barbee
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Re: h bar

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:43 pm

H BAR is refering to plancks constant and manipulates it when doing problems.

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