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On the physical impossibility of ideal quantum measurements

Suárez, Mauricio (1996) On the physical impossibility of ideal quantum measurements. Foundations of Physics Letters, 9 (5). pp. 425-435. ISSN 0894-9875

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Abstract

Albert and Loewer have argued in this journal [4] that modal interpretations of quantum mechanics are ruled out if the abstract structure of Hilbert space is taken realistically. Their argument contains a dubious inference from a measure-zero set of non-ideal interactions. I look at possible ways to make this inference valid and I conclude that the evidence against the modal interpretation cannot be found in the Hilbert space alone. Instead an analysis of specific cases is required.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/physics/journal/10702
Additional Information: © 1996 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QC Physics
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 16:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33285/

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