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The Uncertainty Principle

  • Stephen J. Gustafson
  • Israel Michael Sigal
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Abstract

One of the fundamental implications of quantum theory is the uncertainty principle — that is, the fact that certain pairs of physical quantities cannot be measured simultaneously with arbitrary accuracy. In this chapter, we establish precise mathematical statements of the uncertainty principle.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Gustafson
    • 1
  • Israel Michael Sigal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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