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quantum tracking [Sep. 29th, 2006|01:12 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
If I look at that tab, does it change where my package is?

Or does it just give me the probability that my package is in a given location?



I'm too afraid to look.
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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2006-09-29 08:17 pm (UTC)
No. It means its momentum is unknown.

One cannot know the speed a quantum is traveling and its location at the same time. heh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mechanics

Though hopefully your package doesn't have a wavefunction to it. :)
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2006-09-30 04:40 am (UTC)
right- you can know the arrival time, but not the current location- or vice versa-
hahah
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