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The quantum-classical boundary
Author(s): Howard E. Brandt
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Paper Abstract

I claim that for macroscopic objects consisting of more than Avo- gadro’s number of atoms, any supposed quantum state is negligibly small, so that for all practical purposes the object is best described by classical mechanics. I argue that this follows from a reasonable upper bound on physically possible proper acceleration.

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Date Published: 28 May 2013
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 8749, Quantum Information and Computation XI, 87490E (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2027215
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Howard E. Brandt, Independent (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8749:
Quantum Information and Computation XI
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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