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Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:08 pm
by Claire Lo 3C
Where does the 4 pi come from in the equation?

Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 pm
by Joelle 3L
Delta x and delta p were multiplied to find the value. So if one uncertainty is reduced the other increases and vice versa. I think they used advanced mathematics and showed that the best was done with for the measurement of position and moment was with the inclusion of 4 pi

Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:15 pm
by Ramneet Sandhu 3D
4 pi is a constant that was produced from an experiment. It stems from the idea that most graphs of waves involve the sine curve, which is usually graphed using pi.

Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:46 am
by Sears 4A
Can someone run through what each part of the equation is? I am super super lost on this concept

Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 pm
by CMaduno_1L
The delta x is the uncertainty in position and the delta p is uncertainty in momentum. The product of these two are greater than or equal to Planck's constant divided by 4*pi.

If we know the position, then the momentum is uncertain, and vice versa.

Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:35 pm
by Micah3J
What exactly do we use the Heisenberg's equation for and what does it tell us? Thanks

Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:16 am
by 005384106
The Heisenberg uncertainty principle states that it is impossible to know simultaneously the exact position and momentum of a particle. So the more defined the position is determined, the momentum is less known, and vice versa.