What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?

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nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
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I see where you're trying to go with this, but I don't understand how you're going to get there.
My hope is to show the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is not some weird QM effect. It's the natural physical outcome of wave interactions explainable in advanced HS math.
 

BobTPH

Joined Jun 5, 2013
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Many years after studying physics I was studying the limits of sampled data in determining the amplitude and frequency at any given place using the Fourier transform and I realized that it was mathematically the same as the Heisenberg principle uncertainty in momentum and velocity applied to the waveform.
 

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nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
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Many years after studying physics I was studying the limits of sampled data in determining the amplitude and frequency at any given place using the Fourier transform and I realized that it was mathematically the same as the Heisenberg principle uncertainty in momentum and velocity applied to the waveform.
Exactly.
 
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