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dc.contributor.authorJaeger, Greggen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T20:00:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T20:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.citationGregg Jaeger. 2019. "Quantum Unsharpness, Potentiality, and Reality." Foundations of Physics, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp. 663 - 676. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-019-00273-z
dc.identifier.issn0015-9018
dc.identifier.issn1572-9516
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40136
dc.description.abstractPaul Busch argued that the positive operator (valued) measure, a generalization of the standard quantum observable, enables a consistent notion of unsharp reality based on a quantifiable degree of reality whereby systems can possess generalized properties jointly, whereas related sharp properties cannot be so possessed (Busch and Jaeger in Found Phys 40:1341, 2010). Here, the work leading up to the formalization of this notion to which he made great contributions is reviewed and explicated in relation to Heisenberg’s notions of potentiality and actuality. The notion of unsharp reality is then extended further by the introduction of a distinction between actual and actualizable elements of reality based on these mathematical innovations.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 663 - 676en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFoundations of Physics
dc.subjectUnsharp observablesen_US
dc.subjectIndeterminacyen_US
dc.subjectPotentialityen_US
dc.subjectRealityen_US
dc.subjectNuclear & particles physicsen_US
dc.subjectMathematical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPhysical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy and religious studiesen_US
dc.titleQuantum unsharpness, potentiality, and realityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10701-019-00273-z
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of General Studiesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.date.online2019-06-01
dc.date.online2019-06-01
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5725-6491 (Jaeger, Gregg)
dc.identifier.mycv477758


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