# The statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics

@article{Ballentine1970TheSI, title={The statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics}, author={Leslie Ballentine}, journal={Reviews of Modern Physics}, year={1970}, volume={42}, pages={358-381} }

The Statistical Interpretation of quantum theory is formulated for the purpose of providing a sound interpretation using a minimum of assumptions. Several arguments are advanced in favor of considering the quantum state description to apply only to an ensemble of similarily prepared systems, rather than supposing, as is often done, that it exhaustively represents an individual physical system. Most of the problems associated with the quantum theory of measurement are artifacts of the attempt to…

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