Questions with Heisenburg uncertainty principle


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Questions with Heisenburg uncertainty principle

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:52 pm

What does the value (delta)x and (delta)p represent when using the Heisenberg uncertainty principle? (interpretation of meaning) And why is it important?

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Re: Questions with Heisenburg uncertainty principle

Postby Kevin Antony 2B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:56 pm

delta x is the uncertainty in position as we do not know exactly where an electron is at a given time. Delta p is the uncertainty in momentum which is derived by mass x velocity because we are not sure about the velocity.

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Re: Questions with Heisenburg uncertainty principle

Postby Sjeffrey_1C » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:20 pm

These are important because the more you know about the position (delta x) of an electron, the less you know about its momentum (delta p), and vice-versa. Thus, it's impossible to know both an electron's position and momentum.


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