Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
noun see Heisenberg uncertainty principle

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  • Heisenberg's uncertainty principle — Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Heisenberg s uncertainty principle /hīˈzən bûrg(z) un sûrˈtən ti prinˈsi pl/ noun A more formal name for uncertainty principle (see ↑uncertainty under ↑un ) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heisenberg uncertainty principleHeisenberg's uncertainty principle — Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Heisenberg s uncertainty principle /hīˈzən bûrg(z) un sûrˈtən ti prinˈsi pl/ noun A more formal name for uncertainty principle (see uncertainty under un ) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heisenberg's microscope — exists only as a thought experiment, one that was proposed by Werner Heisenberg, criticized by his mentor Niels Bohr, and subsequently served as the nucleus of some commonly held ideas, and misunderstandings, about Quantum Mechanics. Basic ideas… …   Wikipedia

  • Uncertainty principle — In quantum physics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states that locating a particle in a small region of space makes the momentum of the particle uncertain; and conversely, that measuring the momentum of a particle precisely makes the… …   Wikipedia

  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle — see uncertainty principle. * * * Physics. See uncertainty principle. [1965 70; named after W. K. HEISENBERG] * * * Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Heisenberg s uncertainty principle /hīˈzən bûrg(z) un sûrˈtən ti prinˈsi pl/ noun A more formal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle — noun Etymology: Werner Heisenberg Date: 1939 uncertainty principle called also Heisenberg s uncertainty principle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncertainty principle — Physics. the principle of quantum mechanics, formulated by Heisenberg, that the accurate measurement of one of two related, observable quantities, as position and momentum or energy and time, produces uncertainties in the measurement of the other …   Universalium

  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle — The principle of quantum mechanics that associates the physical properties of particles into pairs, such that both together cannot be measured to within more than a certain degree of accuracy. If A and V form such a pair (called a conjugate pair) …   Philosophy dictionary

  • uncertainty principle — /ʌnˈsɜtnti prɪnsəpəl/ (say un sertntee prinsuhpuhl) noun the principle that it is not possible to determine simultaneously with complete accuracy both the position and the momentum of an atomic particle, as an electron, because of the very… …   Australian English dictionary

  • heisenberg's principle — ˈhīzənˌbərgz noun Usage: usually capitalized H Etymology: after Werner K. Heisenberg b1901 German physicist : uncertainty principle …   Useful english dictionary

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