Decoherence and the Transition from Quantum to Classical — Revisited

  • Wojciech Hubert Zurek
Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 48)


The environment surrounding a quantum system can, in effect, monitor some of the systems observables. As a result, the eigenstates of these observables continuously decohere and can behave like classical states.


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