# An overview of the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics

@article{Cramer1987AnOO, title={An overview of the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics}, author={John G. Cramer}, journal={International Journal of Theoretical Physics}, year={1987}, volume={27}, pages={227-236} }

The transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TI) is summarized and various points concerning the TI and its relation to the Copenhagen interpretation (CI) are considered. Questions concerning mapping the TI onto the CI, of advanced waves as solutions to proper wave equations, of collapse and the QM formalism, and of the relation of quantum mechanical interpretations to experimental tests and results are discussed.

## 104 Citations

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