Probabilities in Quantum Mechanics

  • Henry Margenau
  • Leon Cohen
Part of the Studies in the Foundations Methodology and Philosophy of Science book series (FOUNDATION, volume 2)


This note seeks to survey crucial issues and to pinpoint difficulties in the current controversy over the meaning of measurement [2] and its proper mathematical description in quantum physics. It deals primarily with those philosophic and mathematical considerations which arise from the statistical nature of the results of physical measurements. The first part reviews and aims to clarify matters of more or less general interest; the second and third are devoted to some specific recent results concerning joint probabilities and phase-space distribution functions.


Quantum Mechanic Joint Probability Uncertainty Principle Classical Physic Single Observation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Margenau
    • 1
  • Leon Cohen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Hunter College of the City University of New YorkUSA

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