1 | Author | D. Sen, A. N. Basu, S. Sengupta | Requires cookie* |

Title | Is the Uncertainty Relation at the Root of all Mutual Exclusiveness? | ||

Abstract | It is argued that two distinct types of complementarity are implied in Bohr's complementarity principle. While in the case of complementary variables it is the quantum mechanical uncertainty relation which is at work, the collapse hypothesis ensures this exclusiveness in the so-called wave-particle complementarity experiments. In particular it is shown that the conventional analysis of the double slit experiment which invokes the uncertainty principle to explain the absence of the simul-taneous knowledge of the which-slit information and the interference pattern is incorrect and implies consequences that are quantum mechanically inconsistent. | ||

Reference | Z. Naturforsch. 52a, 398—402 (1997); received October 10 1994 | ||

Published | 1997 | ||

Keywords | Bohr's Complementarity Principle, Wave-Particle Duality, Uncertainty Relation, Mu-tual Exclusiveness, Quantum Mechanics | ||

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