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The Macroscopic World

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We need to cope with an unwanted heritage, namely the idea that physics is about measurements and nothing else. Bohmian mechanics is obviously not about measurements. However, since quantum mechanics is about measurements and at the same time plagued with the measurement problem, and since Bohmian mechanics is supposed to be a correct quantum mechanical description of nature, one may want to understand how Bohmian mechanics resolves the measurement problem. Measurements,the reading of apparatus states, belong to the non-quantum, i.e., classical world.

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Dürr, D., Teufel, S. (2009). The Macroscopic World. In: Bohmian Mechanics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/b99978_9

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