# Does anyone know what this symbol designates?

• shanepitts
In summary, the conversation discusses the use of a symbol in the formulation of an equation using the uncertainty principle, which explains why an electron changes direction when measured in the double slit experiment. The symbol in question is similar to the "much less than" symbol, but with a different shape. This symbol is used in the 3rd edition of Modern Physics by Serway, although the author typically uses the standard "much less than" symbol elsewhere in the text.
shanepitts

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I've seem it meaning "a lot less than".

Not in this case, it is actually slightly different than the "much less than symbols". It was used in the formulation of an equation using the uncertainty principle, that explained why an electron "through the double slit experiment" changes it direction when measured.

shanepitts said:
Not in this case, it is actually slightly different than the "much less than symbols". It was used in the formulation of an equation using the uncertainty principle, that explained why an electron "through the double slit experiment" changes it direction when measured.

Please provide more context. Like provide a paragraph of text where this symbol is used. And a reference.

From Modern Physics 3rd edition (Serway)

From the context, it looks like much less than. (Although the shape is rather odd for that)

From the context, it looks like much less than. (Although the shape is rather odd for that)
I would assume the same. It's especially odd since the author uses the standard << elsewhere in the text.

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