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Nagovijest situacijskoga tumačenja kvantne mehanike
Situational Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: An Indication

Author(s): Tihomir Vukelja
Subject(s): Philosophy of Science
Published by: Hrvatsko Filozofsko Društvo

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the possibility of interpreting Hamiltonian function as a formal representation of particle's dynamical situation, where the dynamical situation is conceived as totality of circumstances that influence its mechanical state. Moreover, it is indicated that such considerations open the possibility of »situational interpretation of quantum mechanics. Within that interpretation all self-adjoint quantum-mechanical operators - usually understood as states or observables - are consistently interpreted as the formal representations of different situations in which atomic objects can be found.

  • Issue Year: 23/2003
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 433-446
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Croatian