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WERNER HEISENBERG
Contributions and Discoveries


MATRIX MECHANICS
- one of the first and most used formulations of quantum mechanics, discovered by Heisenberg in 1925
  -- quantum mechanics is the type of mathematical physics where atomic and subatomic systems and their interaction with radiation are measured in terms of observable quantities; energy, momentum, position, and angular momentum.
- one problem with matrix mechanics is that it's abstract and difficult to visualize, so many scientists preferred wave mechanics, discovered by Erwin Schrödinger, instead.


The UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
- discovered by Heisenberg in 1927
  -- it's a formulation explaining that when wavelengths of light are shone through a particle (this is done in order to be able to observe a particles measurable/observable quantities;energy, momentum, positions, and angular momentum), it disables you to accurately measure a particle's position because it's being hit with light. That's why it's called the 'Uncertainty' principle!
- It basically means that when you try to measure one observable quantity in a particle, the more accurate you get to one measurement, the less accurate you get from another.

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