Quantum Mechanics as a Simple Generalization of Classical Mechanics

Foundations of Physics 39 (11):1197-1204 (2009)

Abstract
A motivation is given for expressing classical mechanics in terms of diagonal projection matrices and diagonal density matrices. Then quantum mechanics is seen to be a simple generalization in which one replaces the diagonal real matrices with suitable Hermitian matrices.
Keywords Quantum theory  Classical theory  Quantum-classical connection  Foundations of quantum theory
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-009-9324-7
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