Physics and Astronomy Labs/Heisenberg's uncertainty and Beethoven's fugue/gallery

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Each of the three images shown above have good summaries that you can read if you click the links and scroll down a bit.


  • File:HAtomOrbitals.png is what the fuss is all about. Because of quantum mechanics and uncertainty, the electron is best represented as a cloud around the atom. Shown are the energy wavefunction amplitudes for hydrogen. Brightness is a measure of probability that the electron is at that location. [1]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. Someday somebody should place and image like this oneon commons, with the dots spread out enough so that they resemble individual "measurements".