I'm trying to understand the uncertainty principle.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

ΔxΔp >= h/4∏

from my understanding of the concept, its not possible to know the value of the position and the momentum simultaneously. yet the problems that i see floating around on the internet seem to just plug in values for mass and velocity to solve for position.

i understand that the answer yielded would be

Δx >= whatever

showing that there is uncertainty in the value of change in position.

is that all there is to it? or am i missing something here?

edit - i'm also trying to teach myself about Schrödinger's equation but the mathematics involved seem too complex.

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