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Problem 97
Textbook Question

As discussed in the A Closer Look box on “Measurement and the Uncertainty Principle,” the essence of the uncertainty principle is that we can’t make a measurement without disturbing the system that we are measuring. (a) Why can’t we measure the position of a subatomic particle without disturbing it?

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