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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 474–485 | Cite as

Semi-Classical Limit and Minimum Decoherence in the Conditional Probability Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

  • Vincent Corbin
  • Neil J. CornishEmail author
Article

Abstract

The Conditional Probability Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics replaces the abstract notion of time used in standard Quantum Mechanics by the time that can be read off from a physical clock. The use of physical clocks leads to apparent non-unitary and decoherence. Here we show that a close approximation to standard Quantum Mechanics can be recovered from conditional Quantum Mechanics for semi-classical clocks, and we use these clocks to compute the minimum decoherence predicted by the Conditional Probability Interpretation.

Keywords

Quantum mechanics Decoherence Quantum gravity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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