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Towards The Possibility Of Objective Interval Uncertainty In Physics. Ii, Luc Longpre, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich Jan 2015

Towards The Possibility Of Objective Interval Uncertainty In Physics. Ii, Luc Longpre, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich

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Applications of interval computations usually assume that while we only know an interval containing the actual (unknown) value of a physical quantity, there is the exact value of this quantity, and that in principle, we can get more and more accurate estimates of this value. Physicists know, however, that, due to uncertainty principle, there are limitations on how accurately we can measure the values of physical quantities. One of the important principles of modern physics is operationalism -- that a physical theory should only use observable properties. This principle is behind most successes of the 20th century physics, starting with relativity ...