On Classical and Quantum Objectivity

Foundations of Physics 38 (5):470-487 (2008)
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Abstract

We propose a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between observables and operators in mechanics. To do so, we introduce a postulate that establishes a correspondence between the objective properties permitting to identify physical states and the symmetry transformations that modify their gauge dependant properties. We show that the uncertainty principle results from a faithful—or equivariant—realization of this correspondence. It is a consequence of the proposed postulate that the quantum notion of objective physical states is not incomplete, but rather that the classical notion is overdetermined

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The Principles of Quantum Mechanics.P. A. M. Dirac - 1936 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 43 (2):5-5.

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