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Proof of Heisenberg formula

  1. Jan 8, 2009 #1

    NJV

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    Can anyone prove, in layman terms (or as close an approximation to layman terms as is possible), why exactly ∆p ∆x ≥ h-bar /2 ?

    Please explain every step in the deduction, and not just with formulae. I can't just take something for granted.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2009 #2

    malawi_glenn

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    how can one proove anything in layman terms? :P

    You can find the derivation in almost any QM-text book.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2009 #3

    NJV

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    As simple as possible terms, then. I'll ask if I don't understand something.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2009 #4

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