Hi guys,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I earned that

[tex] \Delta E \Delta t \gtrapprox \frac{\hbar}{2} [/tex]

But one thing that's really strange is, according to Planck's assumption on black-body radiation problem, it just say that energy of each osciliator can be written as

[tex]E = nhf[/tex]

where n is an integer. (I hope this would be true)

So, my question is that if we can measure the energy of an osciliator precisly enough so that Energy of a certain osciliator can meet this inequality.

[tex](n - 1)hf < E < (n+1)hf[/tex]

At the same time, we can measure [tex] \Delta t[/tex] in some way but it won't be [tex]\infty[/tex] cause [tex] \Delta E[/tex] is obviously not 0.

But here is the problem, we can actually know the energy of osciliator because the energy of it have to be multiple of n. So, E is nhf, and we can get the [tex] \Delta t[/tex] not an infinity value which is not reasonable. Because if we measure the energy of an object, the uncertainty of t have to be infinite.

So, what is the problem?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I'm not good at eng though :(

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Planck's assumption and Uncertainty principle

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?

Draft saved
Draft deleted

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**