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Question about uncertainty

  1. Feb 18, 2005 #1
    I did not ask this query, but i found it quite interesting. (foreign wind gets credit for this..)

    What would be your replies to this?
    For people in the UK, This question was raised on the event of watching the doc series 'Horizon'
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  3. Feb 18, 2005 #2


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    Note that what you are asking is NOT "uncertainty", a word in which, in QM, automatically means the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (HUP). What you are asking is the apparent "measurement problem" of QM in which a definite outcome appears out of a superposition of many different outcomes.

    You may want to do a search on PF on "Schrodinger Cat", "superposition", etc. I know for a fact that I have written several responses on why QM's "randomness" is NOT the same as a coin-tossing randomness.

  4. Feb 18, 2005 #3
    My apologies for the misleading title. And more apologies for not searching..
    You can lock this thread if you want to.
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