Lesson: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the energy, duration of existence, momentum, and position of particles using the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
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Worksheet: 9 Questions • 1 Video
What is the value of min?
What fraction of the electron’s momentum is min?
What would the uncertainty in kinetic energy of this electron be if its momentum were equal to min?
What fraction of an electron’s kinetic energy is the minimum uncertainty in its kinetic energy if the momentum of the electron was equal to min?
The mass of a -meson is measured to be 770 MeV/c2 with an uncertainty of 150 MeV/c2. Calculate the lifetime of this meson.
A velocity measurement of an particle has been performed with a precision of 0.0100 mm/s. What is the minimum uncertainty in its position?