elementary event

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elementary event

[‚el·ə¦men·trē i′vent]
(statistics)
A single outcome of an experiment. Also known as simple event.
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If we want to describe what happens in an atomic event, we have to realize that the word 'happens' can apply only to the observation, not to the situation between two observations.
Certainly," Heisenberg expostulates, "quantum theory does not contain properly subjective features, it does not introduce the mind or the consciousness of the physicist as a part of the atomic event.
The use of the Kantian law of strict causality is after all essential to quantum theory: "when we carry out an experiment we have to assume a causal chain of events that leads from the atomic event through our apparatus finally to the eye of the observer; .
That these are overstatements (16) becomes clear at the end of this same chapter, where Heisenberg "emphasizes a subjective element in the description of atomic events, since the measuring device has been constructed by the observer; and we have to remember that what we observe is not nature itself but nature as it is exposed to our mode of questioning"--articulated in "the language that we possess.
A crew of four from Ministry Magazine and Atomic Events will travel the country in a bid to visit 20 clubs in one night.
End of the Age" is a timely account of past atomic events and the trials that are about to unfold.
It is thus unclear whether her position can be maintained consistently on a microscopic level of subatomic particles or at the level of atomic events (as one finds in Whitehead's later metaphysical theory).

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