## How to use it

Philip
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### How to use it

When do we use this equation for?

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### Re: How to use it

what equation?

Brianna Becerra 1B
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### Re: How to use it

This question falls under Heisenberg uncertainty equation so I'll answer based off of that. This equation shows the relation between both the uncertainty in momentum as well as the uncertainty in position. It exhibits complementary which means that if one is known, the other can not be. This is due to wave-particle duality. If the uncertainty of position is small, then there will be a larger uncertainty in momentum.

zoedfinch1K
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### Re: How to use it

In addition to Brianna Becerra 1F, you would typically use this equation when being asked for the minimum uncertainty in speed/velocity when given the physical constraints or vice versa.

Maya Pakulski 1D
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### Re: How to use it

zoedfinch1K wrote:In addition to Brianna Becerra 1F, you would typically use this equation when being asked for the minimum uncertainty in speed/velocity when given the physical constraints or vice versa.

Is minimum uncertainty something different or when we solve this equation we get minimum uncertainty?

Nicholas Chin 1G
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### Re: How to use it

Maya Pakulski 3D wrote:
zoedfinch1K wrote:In addition to Brianna Becerra 1F, you would typically use this equation when being asked for the minimum uncertainty in speed/velocity when given the physical constraints or vice versa.

Is minimum uncertainty something different or when we solve this equation we get minimum uncertainty?

Minimum uncertainty just means that you assume that h/4pi is equal to the uncertainty, since the equation is actually greater than or equal to.