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Derivation of quantum probabilities from deterministic evolution

  title={Derivation of quantum probabilities from deterministic evolution},
  author={Thomas G. Philbin},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • T. Philbin
  • Published 2015
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
The predictions of quantum mechanics are probabilistic. Quantum probabilities are extracted using a postulate of the theory called the Born rule, the status of which is central to the "measurement problem" of quantum mechanics. Efforts to justify the Born rule from other physical principles, and thus elucidate the measurement process, have involved lengthy statistical or information-theoretic arguments. Here we show that Bohm's deterministic formulation of quantum mechanics allows the Born rule… Expand

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