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Decoherence and its role in the modern measurement problem.

Abstract:

Decoherence is widely felt to have something to do with the quantum measurement problem, but getting clear on just what is made difficult by the fact that the 'measurement problem', as traditionally presented in foundational and philosophical discussions, has become somewhat disconnected from the conceptual problems posed by real physics. This, in turn, is because quantum mechanics as discussed in textbooks and in foundational discussions has become somewhat removed from scientific practice, ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rsta.2011.0490

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Wallace, D More by this author
Journal:
Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Volume:
370
Issue:
1975
Pages:
4576-4593
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1471-2962
ISSN:
1364-503X
URN:
uuid:408658a4-8b65-4798-b141-4053d2e0c74e
Source identifiers:
245191
Local pid:
pubs:245191
Language:
English
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