|MadSci Network: Physics|
I read your archives (HEISENBERG related matter), but still have no answer!!! I'd like you to clarify a certain aspect of quantum mechanics.Are Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and randomness in quantum mechanics truly LAWS or simply statements that we CANNOT KNOW the LAWS governing the actions and states of various particles and must rely on approximations.I have used quantum mechanics in my studies and recognize that they may approximate truly well many macro scale phenomena, but have much difficulty in accepting universal randomness and uncertainty. Of course, I understand the notion that measuring may alter the measured quantity, BUT WHY DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE QUANTITY ITSELF IS NOT DEFINED PHYSICALLY BY A SET AND FIXED VALUE, THAT SIMPLY EVADES MEASUREMENT... I have a feeling these sets of laws would be better off written down in pencil, rather than ink, if you get my drift!!! By the way, your site is wonderful and truly a benefit for those curious about the world. Keep on with the good work! Pierre Kakos
Re: Probabilities in nature or imperfections in human measuring methods
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