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On Classical and Quantum Objectivity

Catren, Gabriel (2008) On Classical and Quantum Objectivity. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We propose a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between observables and operators in mechanics. To do so, we introduce a postulate that establishes a correspondence between the objective properties permitting to identify physical states and the symmetry transformations that modify their gauge dependant properties. We show that the uncertainty principle results from a faithful -or equivariant- realization of this correspondence. It is a consequence of the proposed postulate that the quantum notion of objective physical states is not incomplete, but rather that the classical notion is overdetermined.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Published in Found Phys (2008) 38: 470–487.
    Keywords: Quantum mechanics, Symplectic mechanics
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Dr. Gabriel Catren
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4298
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4298

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