Relativity with Respect to Measurement: Collapse and Quantum Events from Fock to Cramer
AbstractSome observations are presented starting with the well-known article by Vladimir Fock “Quantum Physics and Philosophical Problems”, published in 1971. In this article, which summarizes for Western readers a long and complicated reflection of the foundations of quantum mechanics (QM), Fock illustrates his “minimal” interpretation of this theory. By minimal, we mean that it only uses concepts related to the operational aspects of the measurement procedures, avoiding any mention of definite quantum ontologies (Bell’s beables). It is argued that, by taking into account the time reversal invariance of the microscopic processes and introducing the notion of irreversibility in an appropriate manner, Fock’s description becomes an anticipation of the “transaction” notion introduced by Cramer a decade later. So, the concept of “collapse” does retain the features of a QM “freak” postulate to become a new way to look at the elementary quantum processes. View Full-Text
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Chiatti, L.; Licata, I. Relativity with Respect to Measurement: Collapse and Quantum Events from Fock to Cramer. Systems 2014, 2, 576-589.
Chiatti L, Licata I. Relativity with Respect to Measurement: Collapse and Quantum Events from Fock to Cramer. Systems. 2014; 2(4):576-589.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chiatti, Leonardo; Licata, Ignazio. 2014. "Relativity with Respect to Measurement: Collapse and Quantum Events from Fock to Cramer." Systems 2, no. 4: 576-589.