Quantum theory and measurement

  title={Quantum theory and measurement},
  author={John Archibald Wheeler and Wojciech H. Zurek},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
The forty-nine papers collected here illuminate the meaning of quantum theory as it is disclosed in the measurement process. Together with an introduction and a supplemental annotated bibliography, they discuss issues that make quantum theory, overarching principle of twentieth-century physics, appear to many to prefigure a new revolution in science.Originally published in 1983.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of… Expand
Pedagogical Review of Quantum Measurement Theory with an Emphasis on Weak Measurements
The quantum theory of measurement has been with us since quantum mechanics was invented. It has recently been invigorated, partly due to the increasing interest in quantum information science. InExpand
Foundations of quantum physics I. A critique of the tradition
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On the End of a Quantum Mechanical Romance
Comparatively recent advances in quantum measurement theory suggest that the decades-old flirtation between quantum mechanics and the philosophy of mind is about to end. Various approaches to what IExpand
The quantum measurement problem
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Definite quantum measurements
Abstract The “quantum measurement problem” deals with the reconciliation of the microscopic with the macroscopic . In this article (which has a review component) we describe a theory that effectsExpand
Time and Quantum Theory: A History and A Prospectus
In this paper I am concerned with analyzing in detail how ideas and expectations regarding the role of time in quantum theory arose and evolved in the early years of quantum mechanics (from 1925-27).Expand
The Controversy between Schrödinger and the Göttingen-Copenhagen Physicists in the 1950’s
When surveying the literature, one often gets the impression that Schrodinger held, in succession, four distinct interpretations of quantum mechanics, and that, except for the one he borrowed fromExpand
Quantum Phenomena Within a New Theory of Time
In a few crucial passages in the history of physics, seemingly unrelated riddles turned out to merely reflect different facets of the same phenomenon. Such, we submit, may be the lot of the quantumExpand
The Tausk Controversy on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics
In 1966 the Brazilian physicist Klaus Tausk (b. 1927) circulated a preprint from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, criticizing Adriana Daneri,Angelo Loinger,andExpand
Time in quantum mechanics: a story of confusion
Abstract Time and space play fundamentally different roles in quantum mechanics; this seems to be the received view on time in quantum mechanics. I have argued that the difference is an apparent oneExpand