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Three Myths About Time Reversal in Quantum Theory

Roberts, Bryan W. (2016) Three Myths About Time Reversal in Quantum Theory. Philosophy of Science.

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Abstract

Many have suggested that the transformation standardly referred to as 'time reversal' in quantum theory is not deserving of the name. I argue on the contrary that the standard definition is perfectly appropriate, and is indeed forced by basic considerations about the nature of time in the quantum formalism.


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Roberts, Bryan W.b.w.roberts@lse.ac.uk0000-0003-0548-1280
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science
Keywords: time reversal, quantum mechanics, arrow of time, symmetry
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr. Bryan W. Roberts
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 13:24
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 13:24
Item ID: 12305
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Science
Publisher: OUP
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12305

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