The uncertainty principle has nothing to do with this macroscopic system.
Originally posted by rousejohnny
@Dec 17 2004, 09:07 PM
do not forget heisenburg's ugly principle rising on the picture.
First: the center of gravity of the system will continue to smoothly move along in a straight line.
Second: The spinning disk will potentially apply some odd gyroscopic effects that will not ony make the outer shell of your system wobble, but possibly also tumble in space. It really depends on placement.
You can do an experiment in which you take such an object: such as a commercially available rocket-shaped thing that vibrates [I'm not sure what you'd call it]. Turn it on, and gently toss it up in the air. Does it move smoothly through the air?
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