Problem: An alpha particle with mass = 6.6 x 10  −24 g moves at a speed of 1.52 x 10 7 ± 0.03 m/s. What is the minimum uncertainty of its position? a) 2.66 x 10 −10 m b) 2.66 x 10 −7 m c) 6.54 x 10 −3 m d) 8.54 x 10 −3 m e) 1.75 x 12 −5 m

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An alpha particle with mass = 6.6 x 10  −24 g moves at a speed of 1.52 x 10 7 ± 0.03 m/s. What is the minimum uncertainty of its position?

a) 2.66 x 10 −10 m

b) 2.66 x 10 −7 m

c) 6.54 x 10 −3 m

d) 8.54 x 10 −3 m

e) 1.75 x 12 −5 m

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