International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 32, Issue 10, pp 1763–1775 | Cite as

Quantum measurement I. The measuring process and the interpretation of quantum mechanics

  • Peter Mittelstaedt


Quantum mechanics and its interpretation are connected in a manifold way by the measuring process. The measuring apparatus serve as a means for the verification of the theory and are considered as physical objects also subject to the Jaws of this theory. On the basis of this interrelation some parts of the interpretation can be derived from other parts by means of quantum theory. On the other hand there are interpretations which must be excluded on the basis of the quantum theory of measurement.


Manifold Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Quantum Mechanic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Mittelstaedt
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

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