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The Plus Olympic calendar: Friday 10th August

... a substitution in a football match? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

Blog - mf344 - 10 Aug 2012 - 07:59 - 0 comments

The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation

... Institute. While we all have an intuitive understanding of space and time that is sufficient to get us through everyday ... assertions of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle , says that, at a tiny scale, it is impossible to ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:44 - 0 comments

'Superposition'

... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...

Review - Rachel - 1 Jun 2013 - 12:54 - 0 comments

Freedom and physics

... observation, and physical reality. Heisenberg's famous uncertainty principle states that certain physical features of a particle ... about free will might well lay outside the limits of our understanding, I mean, the question itself makes very little sense. I'll ...

Article - mf344 - 23 Oct 2012 - 14:10 - 2 comments

Making sense of election statistics

... a president David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website and has a column in Plus . Michael Blastland is ...

News - mf344 - 22 Jul 2010 - 11:02 - 0 comments

Do you know what's good for you - what's the best medicine?

... spun by the media. Read more... Understanding uncertainty: small but lethal Comparing and communicating small lethal ...

Packages - mf344 - 5 Sep 2011 - 16:15 - 0 comments

Tying it all up

... the whole paraphernalia of modern technology relies on the understanding these two theories bring, they are mutually incompatible, because ... statements from quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle . This is the principle that, at the very tiny (quantum) ...

Article - plusadmin - 30 Jun 2010 - 11:36 - 1 comment

Teacher package: Mathematics in sport

... Isner-Mahut mega set at Wimbledon? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

Packages - mf344 - 17 Aug 2012 - 13:05 - 0 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos

... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...

Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 12:08 - 0 comments

Editorial

... , individuals and organisations committed to the public understanding of mathematics, that enables us to bring you new stories from the ... advised to use a common sense approach to physics — the uncertainty principle doesn't apply to toilets. Mathematics has a more ...

Article - plusadmin - 23 Oct 2012 - 14:27 - 0 comments