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Entropy 2013, 15(3), 789-925; doi:10.3390/e15030789
Quantum Models of Classical World
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Berne, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 11 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maximum Entropy and Bayes Theorem)
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Abstract: This paper is a review of our recent work on three notorious problems of non-relativistic quantum mechanics: realist interpretation, quantum theory of classical properties, and the problem of quantum measurement. A considerable progress has been achieved, based on four distinct new ideas. First, objective properties are associated with states rather than with values of observables. Second, all classical properties are selected properties of certain high entropy quantum states of macroscopic systems. Third, registration of a quantum system is strongly disturbed by systems of the same type in the environment. Fourth, detectors must be distinguished from ancillas and the states of registered systems are partially dissipated and lost in the detectors. The paper has two aims: a clear explanation of all new results and a coherent and contradiction-free account of the whole quantum mechanics including all necessary changes of its current textbook version.
Keywords: realist interpretation; objective properties; constructive realism; classical limit; correspondence principle; maximum entropy principle; quantum measurement; cluster separability; detectors and ancillas; collapse of wave function; Schrödinger’s cat
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Hájíček, Petr. 2013. "Quantum Models of Classical World." Entropy 15, no. 3: 789-925.