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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 38, Issue 10, pp 916–922 | Cite as

Classicality without Decoherence: A Reply to Schlosshauer

  • Leslie Ballentine
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Abstract

Schlosshauer has criticized the conclusion of Wiebe and Ballentine (Phys. Rev. A 72:022109, 2005) that decoherence is not essential for the emergence of classicality from quantum mechanics. I reply to the issues raised in his critique, which range from the interpretation of quantum mechanics to the criterion for classicality, and conclude that the role of decoherence in these issues is much more restricted than is often claimed.

Keywords

Classicality in quantum mechanics Decoherence Interpretation of state vector 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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