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Dynamical reduction models
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An exhaustive review of the recent attempt to overcome the difficulties that standard quantum mechanics meets in accounting for the measurement (or macro-objectification) problem, an attempt based on the consideration of nonlinear and stochastic modifications of the Schrodinger equation. Expand
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General criterion for the entanglement of two indistinguishable particles (10 pages)
We relate the notion of entanglement for quantum systems composed of two identical constituents to the impossibility of attributing a complete set of properties to both particles. This impliesExpand
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Entanglement and Properties of Composite Quantum Systems: A Conceptual and Mathematical Analysis
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We analyze quantum entanglement, to characterize it in a clear and rigorous way, to derive various new theorems allowing to identify its occurrence and to point out some misleading and/or erroneous arguments about it which can be found in the literature. Expand
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Sneaking a Look at God's Cards: Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics
Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii Chapter One: The Collapse of the "Classical" World View 1 Chapter Two: The Polarization of Light 25 Chapter Three: Quanta, Chance Events, and Indeterminism 43 ChapterExpand
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A general argument against the universal validity of the superposition principle
Abstract We reconsider a well-known problem of quantum theory, i.e. the so-called measurement (or macro-objectification) problem, and we rederive the fact that it gives rise to serious problems ofExpand
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More about Dynamical Reduction and the Enumeration Principle
  • A. Bassi, G. Ghirardi
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 14 July 1999
In view of the arguments put forward by Clifton and Monton [this volume], we reconsider the alleged conflict of dynamical reduction models with the enumeration principle. We prove that our originalExpand
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An Attempt at a Unified Description of Microscopic and Macroscopic Systems
When quantum mechanics is applied to a macroscopic particle, most features of the behaviour of such an object are accounted for: mean values of position and momentum evolve according to the classicalExpand
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Relativistic dynamical reduction models: General framework and examples
The formulation of a relativistic theory of state-vector reduction is proposed and analyzed, and its conceptual consequences are elucidated. In particular, a detailed discussion of stochasticExpand
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Matter Density and Relativistic Models of Wave Function Collapse
Mathematical models for the stochastic evolution of wave functions that combine the unitary evolution according to the Schrödinger equation and the collapse postulate of quantum theory are wellExpand
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