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    A bullet of mass 25gm is moving with a velocity of 400m/s. The speed is measured accurately up to 0.02%. Calculate the certainty with which the position of the bullet can be located.

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    We have to apply the uncertainty principle that is

    "The exact position and momentum of a particle cannot be determined simultaneously with a desired accuracy"

    Let's take dp for ...

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