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The Uncertainty Principle

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Suppose you want to measure the position of an electron to within 1 angstrom. If you also want to measure its momentum, how accurately can you do this if you don't want to mess up your measurement of its position?

    2. Relevant equations

    An angstrom is 1 x 10-10


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Well the principle states that it's impossible to know both the position and momentum of a particle at the same time. My question is to what degree of accuracy can I measure the position of the electron?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2009 #2

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