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Jitter questions

  1. Mar 11, 2006 #1
    Good morning:) I have noticed that many scientists use the term jittert slightly different than others :)
    How can i denote the term jitter? Do u have sth in mind?
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  3. Mar 11, 2006 #2
    Okay, I'll bite. What is "jitter?"

  4. Mar 12, 2006 #3
    I dont know what jitter is .. thats why i am asking
  5. Mar 12, 2006 #4


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    I know it from engineering (DVD mastering and such). There jitter is the deviation of an event´s scheduled arrival, in time or space. So maybe on a DVD the next pit should be read in 5 µs, but comes typically after 5 µs +- 100 ns. The ns are jitter.
  6. Mar 13, 2006 #5
    Thx a lot for the answer.. So if jitter has to do with deviation perhaps a mathematical type exists
  7. Mar 13, 2006 #6
    Then there's also zitterbewegung (or something like that) which translates roughly to "jittery motion". It comes up in relativistic quantum mechanics to describe a rapid oscillation.
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