Foundations of Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 375–387

Physical basis for minimal time-energy uncertainty relation

Authors

  • Y. S. Kim
    • Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Maryland
  • Marilyn E. Noz
    • Department of RadiologyNew York University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00708529

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

Abstract

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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