Uncertainty principle

1927 Uncertainty principle

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Werner Heisenberg quantum mechanics Uncertainty principle

Uncertainty principle

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Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle is a fundamental property of quantum systems, not merely a limit to how small a thing we can measure.

The illustration represents the work of Earle Hesse Kennard and Hermann Weyl. The standard deviation of position (sigma sub-x) multiplied by the standard deviation of momentum (sigma sub-p) is greater than or equal to half the reduced Planck constant.

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