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Gaussian wave packets

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    Is there an intuitive way to see why Gaussian wave packets are the only ones that satisfy [itex]\Delta x \Delta p = \frac{\hbar}{2}[/itex]?
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  3. Sep 26, 2011 #2

    Meir Achuz

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