It is impossible to know simultaneously both the momentum (p) and the position (x) of a
particle with certainty.
The uncertainty values are related by: (momentum=mass*velocity)
If your uncertainty of momentum decreases your measurements of position will
__i_n_c_re_a_s_e_______ and vice versa.
What happens to position uncertainty if your velocity uncertainty decreases?
Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle Examples:
You are pulled over by a police officer for speeding, and try to escape a ticket by
claiming if he knew where you are, he can’t possibly know how fast you were going. The
officer says, “well, I knew where you were within 0.5 m, your car probably weighs
around 1300kg, so I know your velocity within.......”
Wavefunctions, Energy levels, and particles in a box
?▯Is the “______________” movement of a particle
Describes the __________________.
Its just a symbol for a mathematical function
Different particles have different wavefunctions 2
?▯isthe“_______________” The probability of finding the