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a broad and basic rule or truth

moral or ethical strength

Synonyms for principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

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Whereas Bohr's principle of complementarity states that the wave and particle modes of description are complementary models, Heisenberg and Pauli thought that the wave nature of matter meant nothing more than the inherently random behaviour of entities that are particles (11).
Though he was originally opposed to both, Heisenberg eventually came to affirm the value of Schrodinger's wave mechanics and Bohr's principle of complementarity. These notions aided Heisenberg tremendously in his endeavor to develop a cogent philosophical understanding of his physical principles.