Origin of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
American Journal of Modern Physics
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 203-211
Received: Jun. 14, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 29, 2015; Published: Jul. 8, 2015
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Bhushan Bhoja Poojary, BSC Physics, Nims University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle states that there is a fundamental limit to the precision with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle (complementary variables) can be measured simultaneously. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle has indubitable support, but the origin behind this principle is unexplained. If complementary variables of particles are considered as complex numbers—for example, in calculating particle position, a complex vector coordinate space is necessary instead of the Cartesian space—then the origin of lower limit of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle emerges.
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Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Complex Number, Complex Vector Space, Energy
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Bhushan Bhoja Poojary, Origin of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 203-211. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20150404.17
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