Uncertainty in simple harmonic oscilator

1. Jul 18, 2009

omri3012

Hallo,

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

that at the maximum momentum ,pmax, we can

evluate pmax=$$\Delta$$p?

Thanks,
Omri

2. Jul 18, 2009

diazona

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).