Heisenberg’s Chicken

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Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle states that there is a lower limit to the product of the uncertainties in position and momentum of a wave-particle. (ΔxΔp > h/4π). This comes about because every wave-particle has an associated wave function which describes the probabilistic existence of the wave-particle. Interestingly, any attempt to constrain a wave function in position inevitably results in the wave function being less constrained in momentum.

In this comic, an attempt to restrict the chicken to a smaller space (reduce Δx) inevitably results in faster motion of the chicken (increased Δp). Haha.


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