The joint measurement problem

Jos Uffink

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According to orthodox quantum theory, the joint measurement of noncommuting observables is impossible. It has been claimed recently that such joint measurements are admitted in a generalized formalism for quantum theory developed by Ludwig and Davies, by means of so-called 'unsharp observables.' It is argued in this paper that this claim has not been substantiated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-212
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994


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