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What does this mean?

  1. Aug 10, 2008 #1
    deltaXdeltaP is greater than or equal to h/4pi.
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2008 #2

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    It means that the product of the uncertainty in the measurable quantities position and momentum always exceeds that non-zero number.

    Therefore, you cannot make fully exact measurements.

    From a mathematical point of view, it is a property of the Fourier transform, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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