Foundations of Physics

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 717–730 | Cite as

Measuring processes in quantum mechanics. II. The classical behavior of measuring instruments

  • K. Kraus


A quantum mechanical model of a counter monitoring the decay of an unstable microsystem is constructed. Detailed investigation of the time evolution of this model shows that the counter behaves essentially classically; i.e., its discharges may be considered as objective, observer-independent events. The possible relevance of this result for the physical interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed.


Time Evolution Quantum Mechanic Mechanical Model Physical Interpretation Classical Behavior 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kraus
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  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut der Universität WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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