Butterfield, Jeremy (2012) On Time in Quantum Physics. [Preprint]
TimeQmPhysicsButterfield.pdf - Accepted Version
First, I briefly review the different conceptions of time held by three rival interpretations of quantum theory: the collapse of the wave-packet, the pilot-wave interpretation, and the Everett interpretation (Section 2).
Then I turn to a much less controversial task: to expound the recent understanding of the time-energy uncertainty principle, and indeed of uncertainty principles in general, that has been established by such authors as Busch, Hilgevoord and Uffink.
Although this may at first seem a narrow topic, I point out connections to other conceptual topics about time in quantum theory: for example, the question under what circumstances there is a time operator (Section 4.3).
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|Additional Information:||To appear in 'The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time', edited by A. Bardon and H. Dyke.|
|Keywords:||time, quantum mechanics, uncertainty principles, Busch, Hilgevoord, Uffink|
|Subjects:||General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
|Depositing User:||Jeremy Butterfield|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2012 15:27|
|Last Modified:||25 Aug 2012 15:27|
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