Chaos out of order: Quantum mechanics, the correspondence principle and chaos


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John Earman
University of Pittsburgh
Gordon Belot
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Abstract
A vast amount of ink has been spilled in both the physics and the philosophy literature on the measurement problem in quantum mechanics. Important as it is, this problem is but one aspect of the more general issue of how, if at all, classical properties can emerge from the quantum descriptions of physical systems. In this paper we will study another aspect of the more general issue-the emergence of classical chaos-which has been receiving increasing attention from physicists but which has largely been neglected by philosophers of science.
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DOI 10.1016/s1355-2198(96)00025-1
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