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Homework Help: Can we measure time and accelaration at the same time?

  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    can we measure time and accelaration at the same time?
    what exactly acceleration operator is?

    2. Relevant equations

    heisenberg's uncertainity principle

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I guess acc. operator is dp/dt i.e. [tex] \frac{\partial^2 }{\partial t \partial x}[/tex](ignoring constants)
    and [tex] \delta a \delta t[/tex] is <p>
    which say we may not measure
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  3. Sep 18, 2007 #2


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    To the first question one cannot answer in the context of quantum mechanics. The accelerator operator is

    [tex] \hat{a}(t)=\frac{1}{m}\frac{d\hat{p}(t)}{dt} [/tex]

    in the Heisenberg picture.
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