# Experimental motivation and empirical consistency in minimal no-collapse quantum mechanics

@article{Schlosshauer2006ExperimentalMA, title={Experimental motivation and empirical consistency in minimal no-collapse quantum mechanics}, author={Maximilian Schlosshauer}, journal={Annals of Physics}, year={2006}, volume={321}, pages={112-149} }

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