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Title: Dynamics and predictions in the co-event interpretation
Authors: Ghazi-Tabatabai, Yousef
Wallden, Petros
Keywords: Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory
Decoherence; open systems; quantum statistical methods
Algebraic methods
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 2009, Vol. 42, 235303
Abstract: Sorkin has introduced a new, observer independent, interpretation of quantum mechanics that can give a successful realist account of the 'quantum micro-world' as well as explaining how classicality emerges at the level of observable events for a range of systems including single time 'Copenhagen measurements'. This 'co-event interpretation' presents us with a new ontology, in which a single 'co-event' is real. A new ontology necessitates a review of the dynamical and predictive mechanism of a theory, and in this paper we begin the process by exploring means of expressing the dynamical and predictive content of histories theories in terms of co-events.
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ISSN: 1751-8113
1751-8121 (online)
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Copyright: 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.
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