indeterminacy principle


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indeterminacy principle

(ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəsɪ)
n
(General Physics) another name for uncertainty principle
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Noun1.indeterminacy principle - (quantum theory) the theory that it is impossible to measure both energy and time (or position and momentum) completely accurately at the same time
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
quantum theory - (physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta)
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The Heisenberg indeterminacy principle reads, for the entire fluctuation at a given t:
4) The idea underlying the above objection is that the spread in an object's wave-packet is induced by Heisenberg's indeterminacy principle, so that the wavepacket of massive objects will barely spread.
0] is to be obtained via the Heisenberg indeterminacy principle.