A violation of the uncertainty principle implies a violation of the second law of thermodynamics.

  title={A violation of the uncertainty principle implies a violation of the second law of thermodynamics.},
  author={Esther H{\"a}nggi and S. Wehner},
  journal={Nature communications},
  • Esther Hänggi, S. Wehner
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature communications
  • Uncertainty relations state that there exist certain incompatible measurements, to which the outcomes cannot be simultaneously predicted. While the exact incompatibility of quantum measurements dictated by such uncertainty relations can be inferred from the mathematical formalism of quantum theory, the question remains whether there is any more fundamental reason for the uncertainty relations to have this exact form. What, if any, would be the operational consequences if we were able to go… CONTINUE READING
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