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Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Definition & Equation

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What is momentum?

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1. What is quantum mechanics?

2. The Heisenberg uncertainty principle is concerned with what two properties?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will allow you to check your knowledge of some basic principles in quantum mechanics, including the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Some of the concepts you'll be assessed on include the two properties included in the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • What momentum is
  • What quantum mechanics is
  • The constant in Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
  • How to understand the behavior of matter at the nanoscopic level

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as momentum and quantum mechanics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about matter at the nanoscopic level

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding of the topic, review the accompanying lesson Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Definition & Equation. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Werner Karl Heisenberg's contribution to the field of quantum mechanics
  • Understand what the uncertainty principle tells us
  • Describe the observer effect
  • Discuss the direct correlation between wavelength and momentum
  • Explain each of the parts of the equation for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
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