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Unformatted text preview: was due to the pressure wave that was produced. The Uncertainty Principle For a relatively large solid object, like a bowling ball, we can determine its position and velocity at any given moment with a high degree of accuracy. However, if an object (like an electron) has wave-like properties then how can we accurately define its' position? Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) concluded that due to the dual nature of matter (both particle and wavelike properties) it is impossible to simultaneously know both the position and momentum of an object as small as an electron. Thus, it is not appropriate to imagine the electrons as moving in well-defined circular orbits about the nucleus....
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