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Superposition of Waveforms

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The wavefunction for a particle with an ill-defined location can be regarded as the sum (superposition) of several wavefunctions of different wavelength that interfere constructively in one place but destructively elsewhere. As more waves are used in the superposition, the location becomes more precise at the expense of uncertainty in the particle's momentum.
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Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: November 17, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 17, 2004
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