Heisenberg Constant

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Natalie Benitez 1E
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Heisenberg Constant

Postby Natalie Benitez 1E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:10 pm

Why is that when we learned about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle the principle was h/4*pi but in the textbook, they referred to the constant as h/2.

Sidharth D 1E
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Re: Heisenberg Constant

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:11 pm

in the book, they abbreviate their "h" as being h/2(pi) already.

Yuri Lin 4H
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Re: Heisenberg Constant

Postby Yuri Lin 4H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:13 pm

I think my TA did a problem with this, and the 'h' has a bar through it and is pronounced "h bar"

H bar stands for h/2pi

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Re: Heisenberg Constant

Postby AryaG_4C » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 pm

It is so because in the book it is h Bar which is essentially (h/2). Thus, it ends up being h/4*pi when h bar is divided by 2.

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