Spacetime symmetries and the uncertainty principle

Jan Hilgevoord, Jos Uffink

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Uncertainty relations for position-momentum, time-energy, angle-angular momentum, are derived from the symmetry of a system under translations in space and time, and under spatial rotations. The relativistic extension of these relations is straightforward. The new measures of uncertainty which occur in these relations are directly observable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
* One of the authors (J.U.) acknowledges support from the Netherlands Technology Foundation (STW).

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