Confining an electron

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What is the smallest 1D box in which you can confine an electron if you want to know for certain that the electron's speed is no more than 10m/s?

I am guessing it has to do with the wave function, but I have no idea where to start...

Any help would be great!!

DoubleMint
 

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marcusl
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Think about the uncertainty principle...
 
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mmm i see it. v = p/m which p=h/2L where is the length of the box!
Thanks!
 

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