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A probabilistic approach to quantum mechanics based on tomograms

Research paper by Michele Caponigro, Stefano Mancini, Vladimir I. Man'ko

Indexed on: 16 May '06Published on: 16 May '06Published in: Quantum Physics



Abstract

It is usually believed that a picture of Quantum Mechanics in terms of true probabilities cannot be given due to the uncertainty relations. Here we discuss a tomographic approach to quantum states that leads to a probability representation of quantum states. This can be regarded as a classical-like formulation of quantum mechanics which avoids the counterintuitive concepts of wave function and density operator. The relevant concepts of quantum mechanics are then reconsidered and the epistemological implications of such approach discussed.