Heisenberg's uncertainty Principle is also the principle of indeterminacy. It is a quantum mechanics theory that limits just how precisely physicist can measure atomic particles. The principle solves the problem that one can get and accurate measurement of position or measurement of momentum but not both. In 1935 Schrodinger's cat was used to highlight some paradoxes of quantum picture in the subatomic world, if applied to everyday experiences. Meaning you can only predict the probability of finding an electron in a particular state in the future even if you know all the pre-existing information. Using the cat in a box that had a radioactive source he proves that while the cat is in the box it is both dead and alive because of the 50/50 chance of the cat living or dying. Until you open the box you cannot classify the cat as dead or alive, but once the box is opened you can determine the state of the cat. Schrodinger said that the electrons acted as waves, bringing the two scientist together the combine their ides brought out the electron cloud. This implied that electons are never in a set place but set region flowing around the atom.
Erwin Schrodinger was born in Vienna, Austria on August the 12th, 1887, and was an only child. He was a student at the University of Vienna from 1906 to 1910. He married Annemarie Bertel in 1920 who was the daughter of Alexander Bauer, his Professor of Chemistry at the Technical College of Vienna. He died January 4th, 1961, from a long term illness.
Werner Heisenberg was born on the 5th of December in Wurzburg, Germany in 1901. He died in 1976 from cancer. He went to college at Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany in 1920. When he was just 26 he was appointed professor of Theoretical Physics at Leipzig University. He was awarded the Noble Prize for his theory of quantum mechanics in 1932.
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