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On the probabilistic postulate of quantum mechanics
We study whether the probabilistic postulate could be derived from basic principles. Through the analysis of the Strong Law of Large Numbers and its formulation in quantum mechanics, we show,Expand
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Gravitationally Induced Decoherence in Macroscopic Systems
A quantum master equation for the time evolution of the center of mass (CM) of a macroscopic body is derived which takes into account the influence of the system’s gravitational field over the CMExpand
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Non-linear Schrödinger equation coming from the action of the particle's gravitational field on the quantum potential
Abstract The effect of the gravitational field of a particle on its own wave function is analyzed by obtaining the “stochastic” metric induced by the quantum potential when such an effect is takenExpand
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Comment on ``Dynamics of open quantum systems initially entangled with environment: Beyond the Kraus representation'' [PRA 64, 062106 (2001)]
We correct a mistake in a result reported in [PRA 64, 062106 (2001)], where it is rightfully argued that initial correlations between a system and its environment may render the system reducedExpand
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Generalized model-independent approach to intrinsic decoherence
A formalism is presented to express decoherence both in the markovian and nonmarkovian regimes and both dissipative and nondissipative in isolated systems. The main physical hypothesis, alreadyExpand
A simple proof of the Jamiolkowski criterion for complete positivity of linear maps of algebras of Hilbert-Schmidt operators
We generalize a preceding simple proof of the Jamiolkowski criterion to check whether a given linear map between algebras of operators is completely positive or not. The generalization is performedExpand
On the role of gravitation in the possible breakdown of the quantum superposition principle for macroscopic systems
SummaryA model for the time evolution of wave packets is developed, in which the gravitational effects of a «particle» on its own wave function are taken into account. Upon suitably combining quantumExpand
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Some reflections upon the reduction postulate in the light of today's technology
Abstract We pose some reflections about the reduction postulate using experimental arrangements and results within the reach of today's technology.
QUANTUM MECHANICS AND MAGIC: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
We show that quantum mechanics is the first theory in human history that violates the basic a priori principles that have shaped human thought since immemorial times. Therefore, although it is moreExpand