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Quantum-classical interactions and measurement: a consistent description using statistical ensembles on configuration space

Reginatto, Marcel; Hall, Michael

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We provide an overview of a canonical formalism that describes mixed quantum-classical systems in terms of statistical ensembles on configuration space, and discuss applications to measurement theory. It is shown that the formalism allows a general description of the measurement of a quantum system by a classical apparatus without running into inconsistencies. An example of classical and quantum particles interacting gravitationally is also given.

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23324
Source: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/174/l/012038

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