# Formulation of Quantum Mechanics?

1. Apr 29, 2009

### vizzard

2. Apr 29, 2009

### Feldoh

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.

3. Apr 29, 2009

### vizzard

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

4. Apr 29, 2009

### Peeter

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.

5. Apr 29, 2009

### vizzard

That helps a lot! Thank you! ^.^