New bounds for the uncertainly principle

J. B.M. Uffink, J. Hilgevoord

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We interpret the uncertainty principle as a relation between the overall width and fine structure width of a wavefunction and its Fourier transform. We derive upper and lower bounds for the product of these quantities. These relations prove the uncertainty principle in a form which is sufficiently general to be applicable to the double slit experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Oct 15 1984
Externally publishedYes

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