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The actual content of quantum theoretical kinematics and mechanics
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Author and Affiliation:
Heisenberg, W.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Abstract: First, exact definitions are supplied for the terms: position, velocity, energy, etc. (of the electron, for instance), such that they are valid also in quantum mechanics. Canonically conjugated variables are determined simultaneously only with a characteristic uncertainty. This uncertainty is the intrinsic reason for the occurrence of statistical relations in quantum mechanics. Mathematical formulation is made possible by the Dirac-Jordan theory. Beginning from the basic principles thus obtained, macroscopic processes are understood from the viewpoint of quantum mechanics. Several imaginary experiments are discussed to elucidate the theory.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1983
Document ID:
19840008978
(Acquired Nov 13, 1995)
Accession Number: 84N17046
Subject Category: THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TM-77379, NAS 1.15:77379
Document Type: Journal Article
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NASW-3542
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 35p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CANONICAL FORMS; KINEMATICS; PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES; QUANTUM MECHANICS; CONJUGATES; DIRAC EQUATION; MASS; POSITION (LOCATION); SPACE-TIME FUNCTIONS; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS; VELOCITY
Imprint And Other Notes: Transl. into ENGLISH from Z. fuer Phys. (West Germany), v. 43, no. 3-4, 1927 p 172-198
Miscellaneous Notes: Transl. by Scientific Translation Service, Santa Barbara, Calif.
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