We consider the situation in which an observer internal to an isolated system wants to measure the total energy of the isolated system (this includes his own energy, that of the measuring device and clocks used, etc.). We show that he can do this in an arbitrarily short time, as measured by his own clock. This measurement is not subjected to a time-energy uncertainty relation. The properties of such measurements are discussed in detail with particular emphasis on the relation between the duration of the measurement as measured by internal clocks versus external clocks.
|Translated title of the contribution||Measurement of the total energy of an isolated system by an internal observer|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|