Schrödinger's Thermometer: New Uncertainty Principle

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  1. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ... Staff Member

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    FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/63595-schrodinger-uncertainty-relation-temperature.html
     
  2. Cavynaut

    Cavynaut Justified & Ancient

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    I do try to follow this kind of stuff as best I can, but I might have got hold of the wrong end of the stick here...does this new uncertainty have implications for entropy? Anybody?
     
  3. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ... Staff Member

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    I don't know whether uncertainty with regard to temperature measurements necessarily implies anything about the more fundamental issue of entropy.
     
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    XBergMann Fear not, I mean no harm to your planet

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    Makes sense to me.

    If a quantum particle can be in 2 places at once at the same time (ref. the double slit experiment) then it is unlikely that both places will have the same temperature so the particle will have to exhibit both temperatures.

    A sort of temperature version of quantum entanglement
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    There will be heated discussions about it though which will no doubt advance the heat death of the universe.
     
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    catseye For the greater good

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    My feet are quite often cold, while my hands are warm. Is that the same thing?
     
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    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Dunno. how tall are you ;)
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I'm guessing, the length of a Planck?
     
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