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Time-energy uncertainty does not create particles

Roberts, Bryan W. ORCID: 0000-0003-0548-1280 and Butterfield, Jeremy (2020) Time-energy uncertainty does not create particles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1638 (1). ISSN 1742-6588

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Identification Number: 10.1088/1742-6596/1638/1/012005


In this contribution in honour of Paul Busch, we criticise the claims of many expositions that the time-energy uncertainty principle allows both a violation of energy conservation and particle creation, provided that this happens for a sufficiently short time. But we agree that there are grains of truth in these claims: which we make precise and justify using perturbation theory.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 03:16

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