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Einstein, Ehrenfest, and the quantum measurement problem

Unna, Issachar and Sauer, Tilman (2013) Einstein, Ehrenfest, and the quantum measurement problem. Annalen der Physik, 525 (1-2). A15-A19. ISSN 0003-3804. doi:10.1002/andp.201300708.

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A joint paper by Albert Einstein and Paul Ehrenfest, published just weeks after the results of the Stern-Gerlach experiment became known, shows with remarkable clarity and prescience the unsurmountable difficulties that the experiment posed for any classical interpretation. With a focus on the measurement process, rather than on the underlying theoretical alternatives for this experimentum crucis, the authors almost anticipate what would later be recognized as a central conceptual difficulty of quantum mechanics, i.e., the quantum measurement problem.

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Additional Information:© 2013 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Article first published online: 8 Feb. 2013.
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Official Citation:Unna, I. and Sauer, T. (2013), Einstein, Ehrenfest, and the quantum measurement problem. Ann. Phys., 525: A15–A19. doi: 10.1002/andp.201300708
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:15 Apr 2013 17:08
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