Hello Geekswipe! I have a problem involving quantum physics, or more specifically, the uncertainty principle:

If ΔpΔx >= h/4pi where h = planck’s constantThen if Δp = m*v*Δ

and if m = .4kg, v = 40ms, and Δ = 6.625*10^-34Then Δx = .498M

Now assuming the object is a football, how can you be uncertain where it is to a meter? You can observe it, and to my understanding, prove that it is both there and traveling at roughly that speed, yet when you narrow in on it’s p, the Δx seems to be bigger than possible.

Could you help me understand how an object can be that you can see have that much uncertainty?

Thank you for the help.

Sincerely,

Jrad.*This question is asked by a geekswipe reader through the ask page and is posted here on behalf of the reader.*

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