Ten Theorems about Quantum Mechanical Measurements

  title={Ten Theorems about Quantum Mechanical Measurements},
  author={N. G. VAN KAMPEN},
The aim of quantum mechanics is to explain macroscopic, objectively recorded phenomena. Microscopic objects are measured by enabling them to interact with a macroscopic measuring apparatus prepared in a metastable state. Macroscopic objects, such as cats, are not above the laws of quantum mechanics, but owing to their enormously dense level spectrum other aspects than single eigenvalues and eigenfunctions are prominent. These aspects can be described in classical terms, such as probabilities… CONTINUE READING

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