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Decoherence and definite outcomes

Colanero, Klaus (2012) Decoherence and definite outcomes. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This thesis has three aims: (1) to clarify in detail the relation between the decoherence mechanism and the problem of definite outcomes, (2) to dispel common misconceptions about the measurement problem in quantum mechanics, and (3) to present some recent alternative approaches in the quest for a satisfactory solution of the definite outcomes problem.


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Colanero, Klausklaus.colanero@cuhk.edu.hk0000-0001-5704-7481
Additional Information: Thesis work for the "Laura Magistrale Interfacoltà in Logica, Filosofia e Storia della Scienza" at Università degli studi di Firenze. Supervisors: Prof. Roberto Casalbuoni and Prof. Elena Castellani. A revised version has been published as a book: Klaus Colanero, "Decoherence and definite outcomes - Their relation and distinct natures", Aracne, Rome, 2019, ISBN: 9788825521207, http://www.aracneeditrice.it/index.php/pubblicazione.html?item=9788825521207
Keywords: decoherence, state vector reduction, wave function collapse, quantum mechanics interpretations, macroscopic superposition, impossibility theorems, gravity induced collapse, measurement problem
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Klaus Colanero
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2019 02:26
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 13:38
Item ID: 16430
Journal or Publication Title: arXiv.org
Publisher: University of Florence, Italy
Official URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.0904
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: July 2012
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16430

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