An interaction viewpoint is defined for looking at natural systems. This viewpoint is seen to be connected with quantum mechanical uncertainty and measurement theory. A connection is then shown between quantum mechanical uncertainty and the workability of Grunbaüm's "infinity machines". Finally the workability of infinity machines is related to Elsasser's "generalized complementarity". The net result is to show that generalized complementarity is not distinct from complementarity in atomic physics but has its roots in the same place, i.e. quantum mechanical measurement theory. A model system which permits some quantification of these notions is presented.
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- Statistics and Probability
- Modeling and Simulation
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Applied Mathematics