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From the universe to subsystems: Why quantum mechanics appears more stochastic than classical mechanics

Oldofredi, Andrea and Lazarovici, Dustin and Deckert, Dirk-André and Esfeld, Michael (2016) From the universe to subsystems: Why quantum mechanics appears more stochastic than classical mechanics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

By means of the examples of classical and Bohmian quantum mechanics, we illustrate the well-known ideas of Boltzmann as to how one gets from laws defined for the universe as a whole to dynamical relations describing the evolution of subsystems. We explain how probabilities enter into this process, what quantum and classical probabilities have in common and where exactly their difference lies.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Oldofredi, AndreaAndrea.Oldofredi@unil.ch
Lazarovici, Dustindustin.lazarovici@unil.ch
Deckert, Dirk-Andrédeckert@math.lmu.de
Esfeld, MichaelMichael-Andreas.Esfeld@unil.ch
Keywords: universal physical theory, probabilities, typicality, classical mechanics, Bohmian quantum mechanics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 12:18
Item ID: 12027
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: April 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12027

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