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To: grey_whiskers
Ever hear of the "correspondence principle" ?

Why yes grey_whiskers: Niels Bohr insisted on it. For this reason, he said that all descriptions of quantum phenomena should be made in the "classical language" of Newtonian physics.

Moreoever one imagines the principle additionally implies that, if there is uncertainty in quantum phenomena, then correspondingly there is uncertainty in the "classical" domain as well. So much for "exact" science....

134 posted on 05/27/2007 8:52:45 AM PDT by betty boop ("Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -- A. Einstein.)
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To: betty boop
Moreoever one imagines the principle additionally implies that, if there is uncertainty in quantum phenomena, then correspondingly there is uncertainty in the "classical" domain as well. So much for "exact" science....

Psi-ing heavily.

I am afraid you are misunderstanding on this point, err, "probability locus". ;-)

Correspondence says that the new theory should boil down to the results of the old theory under the conditions the old theory is known to hold (On cases where the new supplants the old, then of course the new takes precedence, otherwise, why bother?)

And of course probabilistic dynamics is one of the hallmarks of quantum mechanics.

Sorry for the late, terse reply. Just came back from hiking in Flagstaff and I'm all stiff and sore, with all the weekend's work yet to do.

No wonder I'm FReeping.

Cheers!

137 posted on 05/28/2007 5:25:55 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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