Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation


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Christian Torres 1A
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Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby Christian Torres 1A » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:14 pm

So, the equation is (delta p)(delta x)>/Planck's constant divided by 4pi. 4 pi seems like a very arbitrary number to divide Planck's constant by, so why is Planck's constant divided by 4pi?

Tiffany Chen 2E
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Re: Heisenberg Indeterminacy Equation

Postby Tiffany Chen 2E » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:01 am

Someone elaborate or correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the 4pi has to do with the ways one can express frequency. This equation specifically involves the number of cycles per second (as in Hz) but can also be considered as the number of radians covered per second so the 4pi must be involved in this conversion of frequency?


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