1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Electron in a hydrogen atom (uncertainty principle)

  1. May 24, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    For an electron in a hydrogen atom: in state psi(100):

    find (del-x)(del-p) where

    del x = integral of :[psi (x-<x>)2 psi]dv
    and
    del p = integral of: [psi(p-<p>)2 psi]dv



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    i attempted to multiply out both equations but i am not sure if this is the right way to go,
    assume the answer is something like (delx) (del p)>= h/2 ? but i am not sure how to get there?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 24, 2009 #2
    I suppose you could just do the integrals. BTW is p supposed to be px?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2009
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Electron in a hydrogen atom (uncertainty principle)
Loading...