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Uncertainty principle

In quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is any of a variety of mathematical inequalities asserting a fundamental limit to the precision with which certain pairs of physical properties, known as complementary variables can be known.

 


Explanation

The uncertainty principle is usually stated in the form

where

    ∆x Position
    ∆p Momentum
    ℏ Reduced Planck constant

 


Additional Information

In 1927 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg formulated the uncertainty principle.

 


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