# Formulation of Quantum Mechanics?

## Main Question or Discussion Point

I was wondering if someone could explain what all of the symbols in the formula for quantum mechanics mean? I tried posting the formula, but It doesnt seem to work. here's the link- http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/0/2/3/0238dd62774be31293f056085ca83228.png

Thanks!
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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.

Okay... next question.
Whats the uncertainty principle?

I started answering this, but my explaination was bumbling. The introductory text from the following does a better job.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_principle

Possible clarifications with respect to the symbols used are that $\hbar$ is just a number, and in the wiki article above <> is used to denote an average.

That helps a lot! Thank you! ^.^