Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle:
Δx is the uncertainty in the position while Δp is the uncertainty in the momentum.
m = 1.67 × 10-27 kg
h = 6.62 × 10-34 J/s
Δx = 1µm(10-6m/1µm) = 1 × 10-6 m
Is it possible to determine a proton’s velocity accurate to ±1.0m/s while simultaneously finding its position to within ±1.0 μm?
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