Relational quantum mechanics

@article{Rovelli1996RelationalQM,
  title={Relational quantum mechanics},
  author={Carlo Rovelli},
  journal={International Journal of Theoretical Physics},
  year={1996},
  volume={35},
  pages={1637-1678}
}
  • C. Rovelli
  • Published 1996
  • Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics
  • International Journal of Theoretical Physics
I suggest that the common unease with taking quantum mechanics as a fundamental description of nature (the “measurement problem”) could derive from the use of an incorrect notion, as the unease with the Lorentz transformations before Einstein derived from the notion of observer-independent time. I suggest that this incorrect notion that generates the unease with quantum mechanics is the notion of “observer-independent state” of a system, or “observer-independent values of physical quantities… Expand
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