Foundations of Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 375–387

Physical basis for minimal time-energy uncertainty relation

  • Y. S. Kim
  • Marilyn E. Noz

DOI: 10.1007/BF00708529

Cite this article as:
Kim, Y.S. & Noz, M.E. Found Phys (1979) 9: 375. doi:10.1007/BF00708529


A physical basis for the minimal time-energy uncertainty relation is formulated from basic high-energy hadronic properties such as the resonance mass spectrum, the form factor behavior, and the peculiarities of Feynman's parton picture. It is shown that the covariant oscillator formalism combines covariantly this time-energy uncertainty relation with Heisenberg's space-momentum uncertainty relation. A pictorial method is developed to describe the spacetime distribution of the localized probability density.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. S. Kim
    • 1
  • Marilyn E. Noz
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege Park
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNew York UniversityNew York