An Introduction to the Uncertainty Principle

Hardy’s Theorem on Lie Groups

Author: Sundaram Thangavelu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Mathematics

Page: 174

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In 1932 Norbert Wiener gave a series of lectures on Fourier analysis at the Univer sity of Cambridge. One result of Wiener's visit to Cambridge was his well-known text The Fourier Integral and Certain of its Applications; another was a paper by G. H. Hardy in the 1933 Journalofthe London Mathematical Society. As Hardy says in the introduction to this paper, This note originates from a remark of Prof. N. Wiener, to the effect that "a f and g [= j] cannot both be very small". ... The theo pair of transforms rems which follow give the most precise interpretation possible ofWiener's remark. Hardy's own statement of his results, lightly paraphrased, is as follows, in which f is an integrable function on the real line and f is its Fourier transform: x 2 m If f and j are both 0 (Ix1e- /2) for large x and some m, then each is a finite linear combination ofHermite functions. In particular, if f and j are x2 x 2 2 2 both O(e- / ), then f = j = Ae- / , where A is a constant; and if one x 2 2 is0(e- / ), then both are null.

The Uncertainty Principle

Author: Katheryn Bermann

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Its been four months since the weirdest girl in school, Carly Smithson, seemingly vanished into thin air. Jen Rivers has moved to Spiritwood, and despite her appearance, she doesnt claim to know anything about it. However, the spy group Silver League is determined to uncover the truth behind both girls actions. As the second and third terms of school progress, the case becomes even more intriguing. They discover a way to contact Carly but are met with more questions than answers. The Shadowed Wolves, a rival spy club, are found to not be just a gathering of cryptography enthusiasts, but rather a pawn in Carlys game. In addition, one of the members knows a lot more than she is letting on. Along the way, the secrets that surround the League itself are revealed, and not all of the members agree on how to deal with them. Their friendships are tested as time goes on and they are forced to either accept each others pasts or completely dissolve the club. Just as they reach the breaking point, they uncover evidence of a conspiracy that is so incriminating it sends the entire club reeling, and whether they want to or not, they are about to confront the very heart of the Gemini case.

The Uncertainty Principle

Short Story

Author: Robert Boyczuk

Publisher: ChiZine Publications


Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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A meteoroid damages a shuttle returning from a mining colony in the Oort Cloud. Inside the debris of the wreck are two men - and the woman they both love. From Robert Boyczuk’s Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, this tale belongs to Robert Boyczuk’s debut collection of short fiction, offering an “edgy variety of sci-fi, horror, and speclit” (Publishers Weekly). ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world? In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. Multi-award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens brings his hit Broadway play to London for the first time. Brimming with blazing theatrical life it explores the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. Having received its world premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club, New York in 2015 Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle makes its UK premiere in the West End in a thrilling production starring Kenneth Cranham and Anne Marie Duff, directed by Marianne Elliot.

Toeplitz Approach to Problems of the Uncertainty Principle

Author: Alexei Poltoratski

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.


Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

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The Uncertainty Principle in Harmonic Analysis (UP) is a classical, yet rapidly developing, area of modern mathematics. Its first significant results and open problems date back to the work of Norbert Wiener, Andrei Kolmogorov, Mark Krein and Arne Beurling. At present, it encompasses a large part of mathematics, from Fourier analysis, frames and completeness problems for various systems of functions to spectral problems for differential operators and canonical systems. These notes are devoted to the so-called Toeplitz approach to UP which recently brought solutions to some of the long-standing problems posed by the classics. After a short overview of the general area of UP the discussion turns to the outline of the new approach and its results. Among those are solutions to Beurling's Gap Problem in Fourier analysis, the Type Problem on completeness of exponential systems, a problem by Pólya and Levinson on sampling sets for entire functions, Bernstein's problem on uniform polynomial approximation, problems on asymptotics of Fourier integrals and a Toeplitz version of the Beurling-Malliavin theory. One of the main goals of the book is to present new directions for future research opened by the new approach to the experts and young analysts. A co-publication of the AMS and CBMS.

When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11

Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal

Author: Philip Moriarty

Publisher: BenBella Books


Category: Science


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There are deep and fascinating links between heavy metal and quantum physics. No, there are. Really. While teaching at the University of Nottingham, physicist Philip Moriarty noticed something odd—a surprising number of his students were heavily into metal music. Colleagues, too: a Venn diagram of physicists and metal fans would show a shocking amount of overlap. What’s more, it turns out that heavy metal music is uniquely well-suited to explaining quantum principles. In When the Uncertainty Principle Goes Up to Eleven, Moriarty explains the mysteries of the universe’s inner workings via drum beats and feedback: You’ll discover how the Heisenberg uncertainty principle comes into play with every chugging guitar riff, what wave interference has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits behave just like molecules in a gas. If you're a metal fan trying to grasp the complexities of quantum physics, a quantum physicist baffled by heavy metal, or just someone who'd like to know how the fundamental science underpinning our world connects to rock music, this book will take you, in the words of a pioneering Texas thrash band, to A New Level. For those who think quantum physics is too mind-bendingly complex to grasp, or too focused on the invisibly small to be relevant to our full-sized lives, this funny, fascinating book will show you that physics is all around us . . . and it rocks.

Uncertainty Principles on Riemannian Manifolds

Author: Wolfgang Erb

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH



Page: 166

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In this thesis, the Heisenberg-Pauli-Weyl uncertainty principle on the real line and the Breitenberger uncertainty on the unit circle are generalized to Riemannian manifolds. The proof of these generalized uncertainty principles is based on an operator theoretic approach involving the commutator of two operators on a Hilbert space. As a momentum operator, a special differential-difference operator is constructed which plays the role of a generalized root of the radial part of the Laplace-Beltrami operator. Further, it is shown that the resulting uncertainty inequalities are sharp. In the final part of the thesis, these uncertainty principles are used to analyze the space-frequency behavior of polynomial kernels on compact symmetric spaces and to construct polynomials that are optimally localized in space with respect to the position variance of the uncertainty principle.

The Uncertainty Principle - Book Three of the Trilogy: Ghost Words and Puppet Plays

Author: Thomas Hoffman

Publisher: E-Booktime, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Each volume in the trilogy is a series of interlocking sketches or stories intended to give a view of a period in human history. It is a trilogy about human nature and thought. The Uncertainty Principle has twenty-seven scenes set in the 17th and 20th centuries. By the 17th century the certainty which went with the authority of rulers, religious dogma and the science of Aristotle and Galen had begun to erode. The so-called Modern Period became a battleground between those who would live with new or tentative answers and those who demanded the certainty of the past. This third volume begins in 1606 as an ice storm approaches London, and ends in 1990 as a winter storm moves across the center of the USA. The characters include the famous and the obscure. Among the former are Rembrandt, Bashō, Spinoza, the Queen of France and the Empress of China. Among the latter are an aging Nazi, an American PFC, an Iowa farm wife and a child preparing for a play.

Optimum Signals and the Uncertainty Principle

Author: Victor Barcilon




Page: 31

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The problem of finding an optimal signal g(t) which satisfies certain constraints in both the time and frequency domains is examined. Relying on the theory of entire functions, a general representation of g(t) in terms of prolate spheroidal wave functions is obtained which reduces the problem to the solution of a nonlinear integral equation. Particular examples illustrating the solution procedure are discussed. (Author).