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Single Idea 21107

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / d. Quantum mechanics]

Full Idea

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle says that the uncertainty in the measured energy of a system is inversely proportional to the length of time over which you observe it. (This allow near infinite energy over very short times).

Gist of Idea

Uncertainty says that energy can be very high over very short time periods


Lawrence M. Krauss (A Universe from Nothing [2012], 04)

A Reaction

Apparently this brief energy is 'borrowed', and must be quickly repaid.

Book Reference

Krauss,Lawrence M.: 'A Universe from Nothing' [Simon and Schuster 2012], p.71