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ERIC Number: EJ1052001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-7202
Gamma-Ray Telescope and Uncertainty Principle
Shivalingaswamy, T.; Kagali, B. A.
European Journal of Physics Education, v3 n2 p15-18 2012
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle is one of the important basic principles of quantum mechanics. In most of the books on quantum mechanics, this uncertainty principle is generally illustrated with the help of a gamma ray microscope, wherein neither the image formation criterion nor the lens properties are taken into account. Thus a better illustration is required for the clear understanding of this principle. In this article we illustrate Heisenberg's uncertainty principle with a new thought experiment that could be called as gamma ray telescope with the inclusion of properties of the lens and quantum nature of light.
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Language: English
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