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Can Quantum Mechanics be shown to be Incomplete in Principle?

Held, Carsten (2006) Can Quantum Mechanics be shown to be Incomplete in Principle? In: UNSPECIFIED.


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The paper presents an argument for the incompleteness in principle of quantum mechanics. I introduce four principles (P0–P3) concerning the interpretation of probability, in general and in quantum mechanics, and argue that the defender of completeness must reject either P0 or all of P1–P3, which options both seem unacceptable. The problem is shown to be more fundamental than the measurement problem and to have implications for our understanding of quantum-mechanical contextuality.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Held, Carsten
Keywords: Quantum Mechanics, Incompleteness, Contextuality, Time, Time Index, probability measure, one-place probablity measure, two-place probability measure
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Carsten Held
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 3155

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