More certainty about the uncertainty principle

J. Hilgevoord, J. B M Uffink

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The uncertainty principle of position and momentum is a mathematically more involved relation than is usually realised. The well-known Heisenberg uncertainty relation between standard deviations is much too weak to express the uncertainty principle. By employing other notions of width, relations are given which do express the uncertainty principle.

Original languageEnglish
Article number007
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985


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