Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Uncertainty Principle: is an expression for the determination of quantum mechanics that it is impossible to determine two complementary quantities, such as the location and momentum of an elementary particle, at the same time. The Uncertainty Principle applies to the micro-range and has no meaning for macroscopic objects. For example, the statement that the researcher's magnifying glass burns the object is not fundamentally wrong, but it is a false application of the Uncertainty Principle. See also quantum mechanics, principles, laws, laws of nature.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Feynman, Richard Uncertainty Principle   Feynman, Richard
Genz, H. Uncertainty Principle   Genz, H.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-24