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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Quantum Mechanics 6 - The Strong and Weak Interpretations of Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: A more in depth discussion of what the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is trying to tell us about the nature of reality.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding the strong interpretation of the HUP: “Particles cannot simultaneously possess a definite position and a definite momentum.”
• Why the classical question: “Given a particle’s initial position and momentum, what is its position and momentum as some later time t?” makes no sense in the quantum world.
• Richard Feynman’s remarkable sum over paths interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Date: 11/08/2008 - 10:30 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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