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Interpreting Probabilities: What’s Interference Got to Do with It?

  • Tim Maudlin
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 574)

Abstract

There are several different questions which must be addressed when investigating the meaning and origin of probabilities in a physical theory. Among these questions are: a. What are the probabilities probabilities for? b. How are the probabilities to be calculated? c. Where do the probabilities come into the account? d. How are experimental outcomes analyzed in terms of the events to which the probabilities are attributed? e. How are the probabilities to be understood?

Keywords

Interference Term Bohmian Mechanics Probability Probability Consistent History Initial Probability Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Maudlin
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  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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