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Entropy 2017, 19(3), 111; doi:10.3390/e19030111

The Two-Time Interpretation and Macroscopic Time-Reversibility

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School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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Schmid College of Science, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866, USA
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Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Daniel Sheehan and Kevin H. Knuth
Received: 31 December 2016 / Revised: 12 February 2017 / Accepted: 6 March 2017 / Published: 12 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Experiment and Theory)
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Abstract

The two-state vector formalism motivates a time-symmetric interpretation of quantum mechanics that entails a resolution of the measurement problem. We revisit a post-selection-assisted collapse model previously suggested by us, claiming that unlike the thermodynamic arrow of time, it can lead to reversible dynamics at the macroscopic level. In addition, the proposed scheme enables us to characterize the classical-quantum boundary. We discuss the limitations of this approach and its broad implications for other areas of physics. View Full-Text
Keywords: arrow of time; collapse; the measurement problem; post-selection arrow of time; collapse; the measurement problem; post-selection
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Aharonov, Y.; Cohen, E.; Landsberger, T. The Two-Time Interpretation and Macroscopic Time-Reversibility. Entropy 2017, 19, 111.

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