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Formulation of Quantum Mechanics?

  1. Apr 29, 2009 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 29, 2009 #2
    That equation is simple a formulation of the uncertainty principle. The uncertainty in position times the uncertainty in momentum must be greater than or equal to a constant divided by 2.
  4. Apr 29, 2009 #3
    Okay... next question.
    Whats the uncertainty principle?
  5. Apr 29, 2009 #4
    I started answering this, but my explaination was bumbling. The introductory text from the following does a better job.


    Possible clarifications with respect to the symbols used are that [itex]\hbar[/itex] is just a number, and in the wiki article above <> is used to denote an average.
  6. Apr 29, 2009 #5
    That helps a lot! Thank you! ^.^
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