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Uncertainty in simple harmonic oscilator

  1. Jul 18, 2009 #1

    Why can we assume (in the case of simple harmonic occilator)

    that at the maximum momentum ,pmax, we can

    evluate pmax=[tex]\Delta[/tex]p?

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  3. Jul 18, 2009 #2


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    I don't think you can, unless there's something more to the problem (for instance, if there's some randomness in the phase of the oscillator).
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