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An introduction to quantum measurements with a historical motivation

  title={An introduction to quantum measurements with a historical motivation},
  author={Leonardo Andreta de Castro and Ol'impio Pereira de S'a Neto and Carlos Alexandre Brasil},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
We provide an introduction to the theory of quantum measurements that is centered on the pivotal role played by John von Neumann's model. This introduction is accessible to students and researchers from outside the field of foundations of quantum mechanics and presented within a historical context. We first explain the origins and the meaning of the measurement problem in quantum theory, and why it is not present in classical physics. We perform a chronological review of the quantization of… 

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