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What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? - Chad Orzel


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The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you can never simultaneously know the exact position and the exact speed of an object. Why not? Because everything in the universe behaves like both a particle and a wave at the same time. Chad Orzel navigates this complex concept of quantum physics.

Find an example of someone referring to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in a non-physics context (for example, as a metaphor in sports or political commentary). Explain whether they used it properly, and how they may have done a better job.

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