Formulation of Quantum Mechanics?

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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.
 
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Okay... next question.
Whats the uncertainty principle?
 
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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 [itex]\hbar[/itex] is just a number, and in the wiki article above <> is used to denote an average.
 
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That helps a lot! Thank you! ^.^
 

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