Information-Theoretical Generalization of the Uncertainty Principle

  • A. J. M. Garrett
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 31-32)


Recent suggestions on how to extend the uncertainty principle. using the concept of information, are reviewed. The Heisenberg variance uncertainty principle is shown to be a special case for canonically conjugate continuous variables. The possibility of further generalization is considered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. M. Garrett
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  1. 1.The Sir Frank Packer Theoretical Department, School of PhysicsThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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