Indeterminacy in Physics

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THE Principle of Indeterminacy in physics, to the history of which Sir Joseph Larmor has directed attention in NATURE of Mar. 8, is sometimes referred to as though it might develop so as to dissolve all physical laws. It is well to point out its limitations. Its present phase is no more than the search among physical statements for their minimum content, rejecting repetition and superfluity. From this point of view it is the necessary continuation of the chapter of upheaval of ideas introduced by Relativity, which dissolved so much.

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