How camels could explain quantum uncertainty

 作者:凌木瓣     |      日期:2019-03-09 07:08:01
By Eugenie Samuel Reich WHAT does a biblical saying about a camel passing through the eye of a needle have to do with quantum uncertainty? Quite a lot, it turns out, since a mathematical concept called the “symplectic camel” promises to explain quantum uncertainty in simple classical terms. According to Heisenberg, it is impossible to measure both the momentum and position of a quantum particle accurately because those properties are interlinked. Measuring one therefore makes the other more uncertain. That’s because individual particles are considered parts of a probability “wave”,