Imagine that one could theoretically trap a single electron in a small box, with walls that somehow prevent the electron from passing through and out of the box. Now, the box begins to move in on itself, gradually cornering and trapping the electron. The box continues trapping the electron until it perfectly encases it, disallowing the electron to move anywhere. I know that this scenario is seemingly impossible, but intriguing to think about. It has raised two questions in my mind:
Would we then be able to know with exact certainty the electrons velocity and location, thereby negating the Uncertainty Principle?
What would happen if the box kept on caving in even after perfectly encasing the electron? Could you actually crush an electron?