H. D. Zeh [6]H. Dieter Zeh [1]
  1.  69
    On the Interpretation of Measurement in Quantum Theory.H. D. Zeh - 1970 - Foundations of Physics 1 (1):69-76.
    It is demonstrated that neither the arguments leading to inconsistencies in the description of quantum-mechanical measurement nor those “explaining” the process of measurement by means of thermodynamical statistics are valid. Instead, it is argued that the probability interpretation is compatible with an objective interpretation of the wave function.
    Direct download (3 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   100 citations  
  2.  25
    Toward a Quantum Theory of Observation.H. D. Zeh - 1973 - Foundations of Physics 3 (1):109-116.
    The program of a physical concept of information is outlined in the framework of quantum theory. A proposal is made for how to avoid the intuitive introduction of observables. The conventional and the Everett interpretations in principle may lead to different dynamical consequences. An ensemble description occurs without the introduction of an abstract concept of information.
    Direct download (9 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   31 citations  
  3. Quantum Theory and Time Asymmetry.H. D. Zeh - 1979 - Foundations of Physics 9 (11-12):803-818.
    The relation between quantum measurement and thermodynamically irreversible processes is investigated. The reduction of the state vector is fundamentally asymmetric in time and shows an observer-relatedness which may explain the double interpretation of the state vector as a representation of physical states as well as ofinformation about physical states. The concept of relevance being used in all statistical theories of irreversible thermodynamics is demonstrated to be based on the same observer-relatedness. Quantum theories of irreversible processes implicitly use an objectivized process (...)
    Direct download (9 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  4.  49
    Quantum Discreteness is an Illusion.H. Dieter Zeh - 2010 - Foundations of Physics 40 (9-10):1476-1493.
    I review arguments demonstrating how the concept of “particle” numbers arises in the form of equidistant energy eigenvalues of coupled harmonic oscillators representing free fields. Their quantum numbers (numbers of nodes of the wave functions) can be interpreted as occupation numbers for objects with a formal mass (defined by the field equation) and spatial wave number (“momentum”) characterizing classical field modes. A superposition of different oscillator eigenstates, all consisting of n modes having one node, while all others have none, defines (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  5.  21
    Symmetry-Breaking Vacuum and State Vector Reduction.H. D. Zeh - 1975 - Foundations of Physics 5 (2):371-373.
    It is argued by means of analogy with certain irreversible processes that a symmetry-violating vacuum need not necessarily be explained by a special cosmic initial condition.
    Direct download (3 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  6. Entropy in Relation to Incomplete Knowledge.K. G. Denbigh, J. S. Denbigh & H. D. Zeh - 1991 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (1):111-144.
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   12 citations  
  7. The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time with 20 Figures.H. D. Zeh - 1989
    Export citation