Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice versa.

--Heisenberg, uncertainty paper, 1927

note - if one could know exactly the position, velocity and other details, one could, in principle, compute the complete future of the universe.

(complete arguement here, however, i would sometimes like to relate it chaos theory)

1 comment:

Roger Waters said...

I think I've spent _a lot of_ time discussing uncertainty with people and myself, but I fail to see the parallel between the Musician's principle and the quantum one :-(