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The correspondence principle and the understanding of decoherence

Fortin, Sebastian and Lombardi, Olimpia (2019) The correspondence principle and the understanding of decoherence. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Although Bohr’s Correspondence Principle (CP) played a central role in the first versions of quantum mechanics, its original version seems to have no present-day relevance. The purpose of the present article is to show that the CP, with no need of being interpreted in terms of the quantum-to-classical limit, still plays a relevant role in the understanding of the relationships between the classical and the quantum domains. In particular, it will be argued that a generic version of the CP is very helpful for elucidating the physical meaning of the phenomenon of quantum decoherence.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Fortin, Sebastiansfortin@conicet.gov.ar
Lombardi, Olimpiaolimpiafilo@arnet.com.ar
Keywords: Correspondence Principle; Classical Limit; Decoherence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Sebastian Fortin
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 03:01
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 03:01
Item ID: 16615
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 1 November 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16615

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