On the consistent histories approach to quantum mechanics

@article{Dowker1996OnTC,
  title={On the consistent histories approach to quantum mechanics},
  author={Fay Dowker and Adrian Kent},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Physics},
  year={1996},
  volume={82},
  pages={1575-1646}
}
We review the consistent histories formulations of quantum mechanics developed by Griffiths, Omnès, and Gell-Mann and Hartle, and describe the classification of consistent sets. We illustrate some general features of consistent sets by a few simple lemmas and examples. We consider various interpretations of the formalism, and examine the new problems which arise in reconstructing the past and predicting the future. It is shown that Omnès' characterization of true statements—statements which can… Expand
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