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Neutrino probing

  1. Jan 4, 2012 #1
    It is probably a silly question but I just wanted to clear it out...

    Is the uncertainty principle valid for small particles because we can't find something less energetic/massive to probe the observables ... ?

    For example if we find a way to probe let say electron firing neutrino at it (it is million times smaller), will this make the system describable by semi-classic formulas ...
    OR uncertainty is valid no matter how small probe we get..
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2012 #2

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    Er... the HUP is also valid for something as big as a buckyball. "Size" has nothing to do with this. We can certainly find something smaller than a buckyball to probe it.

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  4. Jan 4, 2012 #3

    phinds

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    uncertainty has nothing to do with measurement ... it is fundamental to quanta
     
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