The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 7
Issue 6 (2002) pp 334-338
Information Entropy and Uncertainty Relations
Henry E. Montgomery, Jr.
Centre College, Danville, KY 40422-1394, email@example.com
Published online: 4 October 2002
entropy is introduced as a measure of quantum mechanical uncertainty.
An uncertainty relation based on information entropy is obtained as
an alternative to the Heisenberg inequality. In two typical examples,
the entropic uncertainty relation is shown to be bounded in situations
where the Heisenberg inequality diverges or grows too large to be useful.
Key Words: In the Classroom; physical chemistry, quantum; entropy
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Issue date: December