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Kyle Thorin
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Postby Kyle Thorin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:31 am

Are Uncertainty and Indeterminacy the same thing in this equation?

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Re: Uncertainty

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:32 am

yes, they are used interchangeably

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Re: Uncertainty

Postby Mai V 4L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:18 am

Does anyone have a video they think iis a good reference for this topic?

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Re: Uncertainty

Postby Julie Park 1G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 pm


This video does a pretty good job at explaining the concepts behind the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and it also provides examples using the uncertainty equation (including an example that translates from the uncertainty equation to )

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Re: Uncertainty

Postby san_2F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:35 pm

yes, they are the same thing and can be used interchangeably.

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Re: Uncertainty

Postby Brandon Tao 1K » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm


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Re: Uncertainty

Postby SVajragiri_1C » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:42 pm

Yes the two terms are used interchangeably.

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Re: Uncertainty

Postby Madeline Ogden 1D » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:35 pm

Yes, uncertainty and indeterminacy are used interchangeably in this equation. The reason he often says "indeterminacy" instead of "uncertainty" is because uncertainty makes it sound like we are unsure of whether or not the equation is accurate even though it is. Indeterminacy is a better word because it instead connotes the fact that we know the object is there and that the equation is accurate but are simply unsure/indeterminate of its exact momentum and/or position.

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