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A Survey on Uncertainty Relations and Quantum Measurements: Arguments for Lucrative Parsimony in Approaches of Matters

Dumitru, Spiridon (2021) A Survey on Uncertainty Relations and Quantum Measurements: Arguments for Lucrative Parsimony in Approaches of Matters. PROGRESS IN PHYSICS, 17 (1). pp. 38-70. ISSN 1555-5534 (print) 1555-5615 (web)

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This survey tries to investigate the truths and deficiencies of prevalent philosophy about Uncertainty Relations (UR) and Quantum Measurements (QMS). The respective philos�ophy, known as being eclipsed by unfinished controversies, is revealed to be grounded on six basic precepts. But one finds that all the respective precepts are discredited by insurmountable deficiencies. So, in regard to UR, the alluded philosophy discloses oneself to be an unjustified mythology. Then UR appear either as short-lived historical conventions or as simple and limited mathematical formulas, without any essential significance for physics. Such a finding reinforces the Dirac’s prediction that UR “in their present form will not survive in the physics of future”. The noted facets of UR motivate reconsiderations of associated debates on QMS. Mainly one reveals that, properly, UR have not any essential connection with genuine descriptions of QMS. For such descrip�tions, it is necessary that, mathematically, the quantum observables to be considered as random variables. The measuring scenarios with a single sampling, such are wave
function collapse or Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment, are revealed as being useless inventions. We propose to describe QMS as transmission processes for stochastic data.
Note that, for existing quantum debates, the above UR–QMS revaluations, offer a few arguments for lucrative parsimony in approaches of matters. The unlucrative aspects of those debates have to be reconsidered too, probably in more or less speculative visions.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Dumitru, Spiridons.dumitru42@yahoo.com0000-0003-2228-9514
Keywords: Philosophy of quantum mechanics, Uncertainty relations, Quantum measurements, Reconsiderations of philosophical debates,Quantum observables as random variables
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Spiridon Dumitru
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2021 20:54
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2021 20:54
Item ID: 20015
Journal or Publication Title: PROGRESS IN PHYSICS
Publisher: Gallup, NM : University of New Mexico
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Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: April 2021
Page Range: pp. 38-70
Volume: 17
Number: 1
ISSN: 1555-5534 (print) 1555-5615 (web)

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