## h-bar [ENDORSED]

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### h-bar

In the Heisenberg uncertainty equation, does h-bar basically mean plancks constant divided by 2pi? Will this number always be the same/constant or are there instances where its different?

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### Re: h-bar  [ENDORSED]

h bar is always

Jacob Samuels 1E
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### Re: h-bar

Will we need to memorize the value of h-bar on the test next week?

Caroline Crotty 1D
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### Re: h-bar

Since on Test #1 we are given many formulas we did not need for that test specifically, I think we can assume h bar will not be specifically given. The formula sheet does include the value of Planck's constant and pi so you can easily use that information and your knowledge of h bar to find the value needed.

EllenRenskoff-1C
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### Re: h-bar

If h-bar is h/ 2*pi, where does the h/ 4*pi come from in the Heisenberg Indeterminancy Function come from?

Josian1A
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### Re: h-bar

I was also confused between the practicality of using instead of . What is the difference between the two?

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### Re: h-bar

h-bar is used because it is a common value for use with the Schroedinger equation. is a derived quantity in the Heisenberg equation, but it is not represented with a special character because it does not show up as commonly in quantum mechanical equations compared to h-bar.

Emma Leshan 1B
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### Re: h-bar

The Uncertainty Equation stated in the textbook has 1/2 * h-bar, and since h-bar is h/2pi, we use h/4pi.