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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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Identification Number: 10.1007/BF02190046


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.

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Additional Information: © 1996 Springer
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 16:26
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