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Heisenberg Constant

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:10 pm
by Natalie Benitez 1E
Why is that when we learned about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle the principle was h/4*pi but in the textbook, they referred to the constant as h/2.

Re: Heisenberg Constant

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:11 pm
by Sidharth D 1E
in the book, they abbreviate their "h" as being h/2(pi) already.

Re: Heisenberg Constant

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:13 pm
by Yuri Lin 4H
I think my TA did a problem with this, and the 'h' has a bar through it and is pronounced "h bar"

H bar stands for h/2pi

Re: Heisenberg Constant

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 pm
by AryaG_4C
It is so because in the book it is h Bar which is essentially (h/2). Thus, it ends up being h/4*pi when h bar is divided by 2.