Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 31 - Think and Explain: 56



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The uncertainty principle only applies to measurements of position and momentum along the same direction, or to energy and time. There are things that can be known for certain, for example, we know that 2 + 2 = 4. The uncertainty principle also does not prohibit us from simultaneously measuring the x and y positions of a particle to unlimited levels of accuracy.
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