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Violation of the Born Rule: Implications for Macroscopic Fields

Kastner, Ruth (2016) Violation of the Born Rule: Implications for Macroscopic Fields. International Journal of Quantum Foundations, 2 (3). pp. 121-126.

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It is shown that violation of the Born Rule leads to a breakdown of the correspondence between the quantum electromagnetic field and its classical counterpart. Specifically, the relationship of the quantum coherent state to the classical electromagnetic field turns out to imply that if the Born Rule were violated, this could result in apparent deviations from the energy conservation law applying to the field and its sources (Poynting's Theorem). The result, which is fully general and independent of interpretations of quantum theory, suggests that the Born Rule is just as fundamental a law of Nature as are the field conservation laws.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Kastner, RuthE.
Keywords: Born Rule; Maxwell's Equations; Energy Conservation; Correspondence Principle
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Quantum
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Ruth Kastner
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 13:20
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 13:20
Item ID: 12230
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Quantum Foundations
Official URL: http://www.ijqf.org/archives/3580
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Quantum
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 25 June 2016
Page Range: pp. 121-126
Volume: 2
Number: 3
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12230

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