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Unformatted text preview: With Schrödinger's work gaining popularity–as physicists preferred his mathematical method–Heisenberg again captured the world's attention with his formulation of the uncertainty principle. He argued that it was impossible to determine both the exact position and velocity of a particle, as the act of seeing the particle with light necessitated a disturbance. Bohr responded with his complementarity principle, which provided an extension of Heisenberg's work, while Einstein reacted with complete disapproval of both principles, insisting on the attainability of determinism. Nevertheless, the impact of Heisenberg's work was unquestionable, and he soon became Germany's youngest full professor at Leipzig. It was not long before the onset of the Nazi regime, as Hitler came to power in 1933. Heisenberg, throughout his career, believed in the separation of science and politics,...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08