Two types of prediction in Newtonian and quantum mechanics

Gerald Feinberg, David Z. Albert, Shaughan Lavine

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Laplacian prediction in Newtonian mechanics, which requires the simultaneous measurement of 6N quantities for N particles, fails in quantum mechanics. We analyze single measurement prediction, which uses measurement of one present quantity to predict any one measurement at a prescribed future time, and which works in Newtonian and quantum mechanics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jul 17 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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