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    German physicist Werner Heisenberg related the uncertainty of an object's position (deltax) to the uncertainty in its velocity deltav.

    The mass of an electron is 9.11 x 10-31 kg.
    What is the uncertainty in the position of an electron moving at 9.00 x 106 m/s with an uncertainty of
    deltav x 0.01 x 106 m/s?

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    Solution Summary

    It shows how to calculate the uncertainty in the position of an electron given the uncertainty of its velocity.