The Classical Behaviour of Measuring Instruments

  • Karl Kraus
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 144)


A quantum mechanical model of a counter monitoring the decay of an unstable microsystem is constructed. In spite of its quantum mechanical nature, the counter may be assumed to behave classically during the measurement. The relevance of this result for a particular interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed.


Macroscopic System Quantum Mechanical Model Interaction Interval Decay System Charged Counter 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Kraus
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität WürzburgWürzburgFederal Republic of Germany

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