# Gaussian wave packets

1. Sep 25, 2011

### ralqs

Is there an intuitive way to see why Gaussian wave packets are the only ones that satisfy $\Delta x \Delta p = \frac{\hbar}{2}$?

2. Sep 26, 2011

### Meir Achuz

There is no 'intuitive way', but it can be shown mathematically that the Gaussian gives the minimal [tex[\Delta x \Delta p[/tex].