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Reversibility and Irreversibility within the Quantum Formalism

  title={Reversibility and Irreversibility within the Quantum Formalism},
  author={Tim Jacobs and Christian Maes},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • T. Jacobs, C. Maes
  • Published 4 August 2005
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
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