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On the Classical Limit of Quantum Mechanics

Allori, Valia and Zanghi, Nino (2008) On the Classical Limit of Quantum Mechanics. [Published Article]

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    Abstract

    Contrary to the widespread belief, the problem of the emergence of classical mechanics from quantum mechanics is still open. In spite of many results on the ¯h → 0 asymptotics, it is not yet clear how to explain within standard quantum mechanics the classical motion of macroscopic bodies. In this paper we shall analyze special cases of classical behavior in the framework of a precise formulation of quantum mechanics, Bohmian mechanics, which contains in its own structure the possibility of describing real objects in an observer-independent way.


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    Item Type: Published Article
    Keywords: classical limit of quantum mechanics; local plane wave; slowly varying potentials; scaling limit; Bohmian mechanics.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Dr Valia Allori
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 09:18
    Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 09:18
    Item ID: 9339
    Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Physics, 10.1007/s10701-008-9259-4 (2008)
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9339

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