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An axiomatic formulation of the Montevideo interpretation of quantum mechanics

Gambini, Rodolfo and Garcia-Pintos, Luis Pedro and Pullin, Jorge (2011) An axiomatic formulation of the Montevideo interpretation of quantum mechanics. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics B, 42 (4). pp. 256-263.

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Abstract

We make a first attempt to axiomatically formulate the Montevideo interpretation of quantum mechanics. In this interpretation environmental decoherence is supplemented with loss of coherence due to the use of realistic clocks to measure time to solve the measurement problem. The resulting
formulation is framed entirely in terms of quantum objects. Unlike in ordinary quantum mechanics, time only plays the role of an unobservable parameter. The formulation eliminates any privileged role of the measurement process giving an objective definition of when an event occurs in a system.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Gambini, Rodolforgambini@fisica.edu.uy
Garcia-Pintos, Luis Pedrolpgarciapintos@fisica.edu.uy
Pullin, Jorgepullin@lsu.edu
Keywords: Interpretations of quantum mechanics; decoherence.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Jorge Pullin
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 07:25
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 07:25
Item ID: 9927
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics B
Publisher: Elsevier
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2011.10.002
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 20 November 2011
Page Range: pp. 256-263
Volume: 42
Number: 4
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9927

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