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The interpretation of quantum mechanics and the measurement process

by Peter Mittelstaedt

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Quantum theory.,
  • Physical measurements.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-138) and index.

    StatementPeter Mittelstaedt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC174.12 .M58 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 140 p. :
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1011836M
    ISBN 100521554454
    LC Control Number96052450

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[Peter Mittelstaedt; Cambridge University Press.] -- The main theme of this book is the idea that quantum mechanics is valid not only for microscopic objects but also for the macroscopic apparatus used for quantum mechanical measurements.

This is a monograph on the philosophy of quantum mechanics. In this book quantum mechanics is considered as a universal theory applicable to all physical objects, from atoms and molecules to.

Quantum Mechanics Volume I: Fundamentals - Chapter 4: The Measurement Process and the Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Kurt Gottfried This is chapter 4 only of the 1st edition. This variety appears clearly in measurement theory, which is a necessary part of any consistent description of physical phenomena on the quantum level.

The orthodox view reflects a radical departure from the traditional attitude in the analysis of the external world, an attitude of mind inherited from the rationalistic by: 1.

At the quantum mechanics workshop to which these proceedings are dedicated, held in August at UMBC, the participants were polled as to their preferred interpretation of quantum mechanics.

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interpretation of quantum mechanics” in Refs. [2, 3]. The arguments and descriptions of these references in fact involve assumptions concerning the measurement process which are consistent with, actually follow from, the results of the present paper.

In summary, all aspects required in the description of the evolution of physical systems. The forty-nine papers collected here illuminate the meaning of quantum theory as it is disclosed in the measurement process.

Together with an introduction and a supplemental annotated bibliography, they discuss issues that make quantum theory, overarching principle of twentieth-century physics, appear to many to prefigure a new revolution in science/5(7).

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most notably the quantum measurement problem, have remained a matter of great controversy. This paper is intended to clarify key features of the decoherence program, including its more recent results, and to investigate their application and consequences in the context of the main interpretive approaches of quantum mechanics.

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It takes issue with the Copenhagen Interpretation still adhered to by many physicists. It deals with many of the alternatives-many worlds, pilot waves etc in a thorough, though non-mathematical by: 5. Mittelstaedt categorises the so-called standard interpretation of quantum mechanics (à la Niels Bohr) as one that assumes that the macroscopic measuring instruments are subject to the laws of classical physics and that the measuring process itself is "unanalysable'' by means of quantum mechanics.

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