Quantum mechanics as "space-time statistical mechanics"?
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In this paper we discuss and analyse the idea of trying to see (non-relativistic) quantum mechanics as a ``space-time statistical mechanics'', by using the classical statistical mechanical method on objective microscopic space-time configurations. It is argued that this could perhaps be accomplished by giving up the assumption that the objective ``state'' of a system is independent of a future measurement performed on the system. This idea is then applied in an example of quantum state estimation on a qubit system.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7256OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7256DiVA: diva2:12213
QC 201008102007-06-012007-06-012010-08-10Bibliographically approved