(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"If the photon has a short wavelength, and therefore a large momentum, the position can be measured accurately. But the photon will be scattered in a random direction, transferring a large and uncertain amount of momentum to the electron"

2. Relevant equations

I am unsure about this formula: [Uncertainty in the measurement ~ Wavelength of photon]

3. The attempt at a solution

How is this so? Is it because the electron can be anywhere along the wave before it scatters the wave? Therefore inducing the uncertainty?

Thanks in advance.

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