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Quantum Mechanics by Giorgio Parisi, Mauro Fortunato, Gennaro Auletta

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9

The measurement problem in quantum mechanics

In most textbooks, measurement does not receive the full attention it deserves and sometimes is even not treated at all, apart a brief and cryptic mention of the “reduction of the wave packet.” However, in the last decades, the situation has profoundly changed and it is time to consider measurement a fundamental part of quantum mechanics, even, to a certain extent, an important generalization of the traditional theory (see also Chs. 14–15).

This chapter consists of three major parts. In the first block (Secs. 9.19.4) we develop the main physical features of the measurement process: the heart of the argument is here represented by the aspects related to the interpretation. In the second part ...

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