International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 483–496

The Description of Joint Quantum Entities and the Formulation of a Paradox

  • Diederik Aerts

DOI: 10.1023/A:1003609031040

Cite this article as:
Aerts, D. International Journal of Theoretical Physics (2000) 39: 483. doi:10.1023/A:1003609031040


We formulate a paradox in relation to the description of a joint entity consistingof two subentities by standard quantum mechanics. We put forward a proposalfor a possible solution, entailing the interpretation of 'density states' as 'purestates.' We explain where the inspiration for this proposal comes from and howits validity can be tested experimentally. We discuss the consequences of theproposal for quantum axiomatics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diederik Aerts
    • 1
  1. 1.FUND and CLEABrussels Free UniversityBrusselsBelgium

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