Heisenberg Uncertainty Module Question


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Riya Sood 4G
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Heisenberg Uncertainty Module Question

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:45 am

. For large everyday objects does Heisenberg's uncertainty (indeterminacy) principle play any measurable role?
What is the answer and why?

Anisha Chandra 1K
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Re: Heisenberg Uncertainty Module Question

Postby Anisha Chandra 1K » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:51 am

No, because if we know the mass of the object the uncertainty in velocity will be VERY miniscule.

Amy Pham 1D
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Re: Heisenberg Uncertainty Module Question

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:32 pm

The inequality for Heisenberg's indeterminacy places Planck's constant (an extremely small number) in the numerator to be divided further by 4pi, resulting in an even further miniscule value. You would have to multiply a conventional mass of everyday objects by an indistinguishable small number representing the uncertainty in momentum to get a value this tiny. So, for everyday objects Heisenberg's indeterminacy principle does not play a measurable role.


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