"No Information Without Disturbance": Quantum Limitations of Measurement

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Title of host publicationQUANTUM REALITY, RELATIVISTIC CAUSALITY, AND CLOSING THE EPISTEMIC CIRCLE
DatePublished - 2009
Pages229-256
Number of pages28
PublisherSPRINGER
Place of PublicationDORDRECHT
EditorsWC Myrvold, J Christian
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-9106-3

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NameThe Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag

Abstract

In this contribution I review rigorous formulations of a variety of limitations of measurability in quantum mechanics. To this end I begin with a brief presentation of the conceptual tools of modern measurement theory. I will make precise the notion that quantum measurements necessarily alter the system under investigation and elucidate its connection with the complementarity and uncertainty principles.

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  • UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE, POSITION, MOMENTUM, OBSERVABLES, LIMIT

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