Foundations of Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 1–2, pp 123–128 | Cite as

On the failure of the time-energy uncertainty principle

  • Rafael Sorkin


We establish, for the quantum system made up of a single free particle, the formula ΔE Δt(v/c) ħ, where ΔE is the precision to whichE can be ascertained in time Δt. The measurement can be carried out with zero disturbance inE itself.


Quantum System Uncertainty Principle Free Particle Single Free Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Sorkin
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and AstronomyUniversity CollegeCardiffGreat Britain

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