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Comment on 'Realism and quantum flux tunneling'A reply is presented to Ballentine's (1987) critique of the Legett and Garg (1985) experiment to discriminate between the experimental predictions of quantum mechanics (QM) and those of a class of macrorealistic theories. Legett and Garg uphold their earlier conclusions on the basis of the fact that the present critique refers to an experiment which was not in fact proposed. It is stressed that the original work involved an analysis according to macrorealism, while the calculations of Ballentine only demonstrate the internal consistency of the formalism of QM when applied to three consecutive actually performed experiments.
Document ID
19880026394
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Leggett, A. J. (Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Garg, Anupam (Illinois, University Urbana, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
October 5, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 59
ISSN: 0031-9007
Subject Category
PHYSICS (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF PHY-82-17853
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other