## Uncertainty Value

$\Delta p \Delta x\geq \frac{h}{4\pi }$

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Doreen Liu 4D
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### Uncertainty Value

When the uncertainty is some value plus minus another value (e.g. 2.35±0.1 pm), is the uncertainty value 0.1 or is the value altogether the uncertainty?

Ryan Chang 1C
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

The uncertainty value would be 0.2pm because the position could be at 2.34 to 2.36.

TarynD_1I
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

the uncertainty value is 0.2 because the actual value would lie between 2.34 - 2.36.

105335337
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

The uncertainty value is 0.2 because you add .1 and subtract .1 from the given value, giving a total uncertainty value of 0.2.

105335337
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

The uncertainty value is 0.2 because you add .1 and subtract .1 from the given value, giving a total uncertainty value of 0.2.

Arianna Perea 3H
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

What happens if the uncertainty is less than h/4pi?

Michelle N - 2C
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

Whenever there's a ±(number), the uncertainty would be taking into account both. :)

So in your case, ±0.1, it would be 0.2.

Tiffany_Chen 2K
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

Arianna Perea 3H wrote:What happens if the uncertainty is less than h/4pi?

The best scenario would be equal to h/4pi.

Quynh Vo
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### Re: Uncertainty Value

The answer would be .2 because that's the value that is uncertain. It is the difference of the possible positions.

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