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Q & A: Connection between ball lightening and Heisenberg?

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Most recent answer: 02/02/2010
Q:
I have heard arguments that ball lightning might employ a strange set of conjugate variables akin to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle that would allow it to persist for so long. Is there any connection whatsoever between these two phenomenon of physics?
- Brandon (age 34)
USA
A:
Not that I have heard of.  Ball lightning has to do with electromagnetism and plasma dynamics.  The Heisenberg uncertainty principle deals with the quantum domain.

LeeH

(published on 02/02/2010)

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