Indeterminacy


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Rodrigo2J
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Indeterminacy

Postby Rodrigo2J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:59 pm

Quick question: when we solve problems using the Heisenberg equation, we use the +/- value that comes after the given velocity or momentum value right? (For example, if we were given 5 m/s + or - 1m/s, we would use the +/- 1 m/s in the calculation correct?)

Noah Canio 3C
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Re: Indeterminacy

Postby Noah Canio 3C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:04 pm

You're on the right track, the value you'd use for uncertainty will need to utilize the +/- value.

Example: 5m/s with +/- 1.

5+1 = 6
5-1 = 4

6-4=2.

You'd use the value of 2 in the uncertainty equation for velocity.


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