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Poundstone, W.
 
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Measurements I 98-104
Duplication / ratios / knowledge / perception / Poincaré: Assumed, overnight all lengths have doubled - would we notice something? - Poincaré: No - I 102f SchlesingerVsPoincaré: different changes: Gravity: 1/4 as strong as before, density: 1/8, air pressure: 1/8, - mercury thermometer burst - Pendulum: Day length root 2 longer - the speed of light is growing by the same factor (measured by Pendulum) - other clocks: no slower (srping force) - open question: whether the other conservation laws remain constant - I 104 when all the atoms are increased, then the electron has to cope the uphill quantum leap with double the distance and needs a doubled energy expenditure - > huge temperature drop - I 120 hierarchy does not change.
W. Poundstone
I W. Poundstone Im Labyrinth des Denkens, Reinbek 1995


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29