Minimum Uncertainty

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Princess Jereza 3C
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Minimum Uncertainty

Postby Princess Jereza 3C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:26 pm

Is there a specific definition or meaning when a problem asks the minimum uncertainty of a position or speed of a particle? How would we apply that number to an experiment or in a written sentence, if that makes any sense.

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Re: Minimum Uncertainty

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:45 pm

Nope, just means to solve the problem normally. The uncertainty we usually calculate is a minimum value anyway - it can be higher.

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Re: Minimum Uncertainty

Postby KDang_1D » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:57 pm

The Heisenberg equation is expressed as , meaning that the uncertainty is greater than or equal to that value. Thus, the "minimum uncertainty" would be when the uncertainty is equal to h/(4). So just change >/= to =.

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