[time-nuts] Are there limits to the accuracy of clocks?
Alberto di Bene
dibene at usa.net
Wed Mar 29 09:55:47 EST 2006
Hal Murray wrote:
> Does Heisenberg get involved? If so, how far are we from being able to notice it?
> How would a timekeeper state the basic idea?
> I'm fishing for something like "If you know the time you don't know where you are."
The "observable" paired with time is Energy, not position.
Delta(E) * Delta(t) <= h_bar where h_bar is the Plancks's constant.divided by 2 * pi.
So you can violate the law of conservation of energy, provided that the violation lasts for a short time, in agreement
with the above inequality.
73 Alberto I2PHD
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