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Quantum superpositions and the measurement problem

Henriksson, Andreas (2021) Quantum superpositions and the measurement problem. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The measurement problem is addressed from the viewpoint that it is the distinguishability between the state preparation and its quantum ensemble, i.e. the set of states with which it has a non-zero overlap, that is at the heart of the difference between classical and quantum measurements. The measure for the degree of distinguishability between pairs of quantum states, i.e. the quantum fidelity, is for this purpose generalized, by the application of the superposition principle, to the setting where there exists an arbitrary-dimensional quantum ensemble.


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Henriksson, Andreasandreas.henriksson@skole.rogfk.no0000-0001-9014-4320
Keywords: Quantum ensemble, Ensemble interpretation, Superposition principle, Measurement problem, Schroedinger's cat, Quantum fidelity, Symplectic capacity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Andreas Henriksson
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 02:09
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 02:09
Item ID: 18904
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18904

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