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Homework Help: Complementarity with the double slit experiment.

  1. Mar 5, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Explain the idea of complementarity in the context of the double slit experiment for electrons by using the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle.

    2. Relevant equations

    ΔxΔp ≥ h-bar/2

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I understand the definition of complementarity but dont understand how I can comment on the HUP in this question.

    Please Help!
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2014 #2

    mfb

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    Do you see any uncertain positions or flight directions (which correspond to momentum) in the experiment?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2014 #3
    I dont understand what that has to do with the question. Please give points I would need to explain and how complementarity can be related with the uncertainty principle
     
  5. Mar 5, 2014 #4

    mfb

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    It should become clearer if you find answers to those questions.
    That's what I did.

    The particle nature of electrons should be obvious, but now you need to find the wave part.
     
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