uncertainty principle

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(quantum theory) the theory that it is impossible to measure both energy and time (or position and momentum) completely accurately at the same time

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As the muon mass width is part of the uncertainty principle, in this paper we will discuss the connection of the uncertainty principle to the hidden variable in time possibility and attempt to incorporate the two.
Quantum rules include some very odd principles, including the uncertainty principle and superposition.
The Uncertainty Principle states that the energy of a system cannot be known exactly at any given instant.
There is something of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle in the financial services sector", says Associate Professor of Finance, Vikrant Vig.
The uncertainty principle requires every physical system to have a zero-point energy greater than the minimum of its classical potential well.
There are indeed wonderful physical processes entailed by vacuum energy at the quantum level, and the energy itself is a physical manifestation of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle applied to small scales and otherwise empty space.
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Heeger, who shared the 2000 Nobel Prize explained how quantum mechanical topics like the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle underly chemical phenomena in conductive polymers, which could one day lead to thin, flexible and inexpensive solar cells.
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The uncertainty principle or duration-bandwidth theorem is a well known fundamental result in signal analysis and in quantum mechanics, see, e.
And, of course, the whole point of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is that there is some unavoidable uncertainty in what we can measure.
The quantum world where counterintuition reigns supreme is couched in uncertainty as epitomised by Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
The uncertainty principle applied to the spin of a particle implies that determining one component renders the other components indeterminate.