Applied to particles other than electrons


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Applied to particles other than electrons

Postby Samantha Lee 1A » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:11 am

Today's lecture talked a lot about how Heisenberg's equation applied to electrons. Does this equation also apply to neutrons and protons / other particles, or only electrons?

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Re: Applied to particles other than electrons

Postby JaesalSoma1E » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:22 am

In the lecture, Dr. Lavelle also used the example of a baseball to show how the mass of an object can affect indeterminacy. That being said, neutrons and protons are more massive than electrons but not as massive as a baseball, so I think the Heisenberg equation can show what the indeterminacy is for other atomic particles, but it won't be obvious like it is with electrons.

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Re: Applied to particles other than electrons

Postby Andrew Wang 1C » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:29 am

The Heisenberg indeterminacy equation applies to all objects, but is only noticeable and mostly affects objects on an atomic scale.

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Re: Applied to particles other than electrons

Postby Evelyn Silva 3J » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:06 pm

Heisenberg's indeterminacy equation helps determine very precise measurements with subatomic particles that include protons and neutrons as well.

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Re: Applied to particles other than electrons

Postby Inderpal Singh 2L » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:11 pm

The equation applies to protons and neutrons as well I believe. Pretty much anything that is super small on a subatomic scale I believe.

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Re: Applied to particles other than electrons

Postby Michael Sun Dis 3G » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:39 pm

It applies to objects on the macroscopic scale as well, though it is only noticeable on objects in the microscopic world, such as electrons, protons, neutrons, etc.


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