On the probabilistic postulate of quantum mechanics

  title={On the probabilistic postulate of quantum mechanics},
  author={A. Cassinello and J. L. S{\'a}nchez-G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • A. Cassinello, J. L. Sánchez-Gómez
  • Published 1996
  • Mathematics
  • Foundations of Physics
  • We study whether the probabilistic postulate could be derived from basic principles. Through the analysis of the Strong Law of Large Numbers and its formulation in quantum mechanics, we show, contrary to the claim of the many-worlds interpretation defenders and the arguments of some other authors, the impossibility of obtaining the probabilistic postulate by means of the frequency analysis of an ensemble of infinite copies of a single system. It is shown, though, how the standard form of the… CONTINUE READING
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