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Arithmetic vs. geometric uncertainties

  1. Mar 25, 2012 #1
    Rather than arithmetic ("plus or minus") uncertainties, are there classical (not of Heisenberg uncertainty principle) measurements whose uncertainties otherwise appear as geometric ("times or divided by")?
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2012 #2

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    I'm not sure what you mean by this. The error in a measurement depends upon the measuring instrument, not the "measurement" itself.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 #3
    E.g., is that necessarily true for quantum mechanics?
     
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