Catren, Gabriel (2008) Can Classical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete? [Preprint]
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We propose a definition of physical objects that aims to clarify some interpretational problems in quantum mechanics. We claim that the transformations induced by an objective property of a physical system must leave invariant all the other objective properties of the same system. The uncertainty principle is understood as a natural consequence of the imbrication between objective properties and non-objective properties. It follows from the proposed definition that in classical mechanics non-objective properties are wrongly considered objective. We conclude that, unlike classical mechanics, quantum mechanics provides a complete objective description of physical systems.
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|Additional Information:||To be published in Constituting Objectivity: Transcendental Approaches of Modern Physics, M. Bitbol, P. Kerszberg, and J. Petitot (eds.), The Western Ontario Series in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 74., Berlin: Springer-Verlag, February 2009.|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics|
|Depositing User:||Dr. Gabriel Catren|
|Date Deposited:||04 Nov 2008|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:17|
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